Sunday, October 23, 2016

Reliquary Piece

While remodeling my daughter's bedroom 15 years ago, I came across a piece of news paper stuffed in the wall.  It read 30 Negros for Sale in Scottsville, VA, 1848 .  As I held the news paper , the realization of what happened became more real. Holding this paper took me back to that terrible time.
Even more Scottsville is where I live now. WOW!  This year as I thought about a new piece I revisited the news paper which I saved. Here is what I created.  A large framed panel, 54 in. x 44 in.
covered in lead. The writing is sandblasted into the lead.  A cross which is 2.5 in deep  and covered in lead, houses the paper surrounded by raw cotton. I used non-glare glass to seal everything air tight. The cross is framed in a gold rope frame of wood.  I really love this piece and dedicate it with love and respect to all those who suffered.              Robert Strini   October, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wing piece to be exhibited in San Francisco

Wing piece is 43 years old and will be exhibited at the FOG Design + Art show in San Francisco  January 13 to then 17th at Fort Mason. Friday Jenuary15 th. I will be on a panel at 3:00

Hope to see some old friends, Thank You Robert

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Benita's Table

I just finished a table for my youngest daughter Benita.  400 lbs. of steel, bronze and wood.
The glass top is 55 in x 19 in x 3/4 in thick and weighs 100 lbs.
This was a complete surprise and we had an unveiling at Focus Gallery in Scottsville, VA.
Benita was surprised. As an Artist these are the pieces I am most excited about.

                                                                                   Robert Strini  2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Robert Strini sculpture piece removed from crate after 41 years.

In my new building which I built after my fire, I have decided to use it as a exhibition space for my art.   I have a small barn about 300 yards from this space that I use for construction of my sculpture.
I wanted to exhibit some old sculpture so I opened a crate after 41 years and was surprised at what I saw.  This is Sherdian Piece, built in 1973 at a work shop in Canada.  I love this piece and it was in remarkable shape.  Made of laminated ash, oak and maple, the piece is in good shape with no cracks or separations in the wood.  During this time I built good crates to house my work. Let me know your thoughts.                 
                                                                                                                  Thank You, Robert Strini


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Two new tri-pod pieces finished in new studio

I just finished these two pieces that I am excited about. Both are tri-pod pieces, one with a red wheel and one with a green wheel. Let me know your thoughts.   Thank You   Robert