Philip Roberts

Artist Talk

Phil relies heavily on his ability to leverage modern day technologies to accurately bring his meticulous designs to life. These abilities are born from his love of art, design, machinery, and a past in traditional woodworking. Patiently working with a variety of super thin plywood, Philip builds up layer upon layer to create relief sculptures that invoke feelings both traditional and modern. The demand of building in physical support systems throughout the artwork is a design challenge that increases the difficulty and the quality of the final relief aesthetic. Having to simultaneously balance form and function pushes the final design further than if those challenges didn't exist.

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