Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Their have been many changes.....

ISLAND TOTEM has been removed from Gibson Plaza. It was replaced by a piece that was done in early 2015. I struggle with this but finally let go and worked with the commissioning group . The new piece is called " A Totem for our Hopes , Dreams , and Desires".
The piece is set on an elegant flowing black base moving up to traditional Colonial furniture legs that morph into an abstract skirt of wood shapes that allow the transition to the tile body sing. The song of randomly placed Tile and Glass  surround  two Blue plates that speak of the heavenly bodies Hope and  Dreams . At the top is an empty Candelabra that holds no candle to burnout. Endless possibilities are at hand. The light of Hope , Dreams and Desire are ours to tinder , foster, fan, grow, and pass on through generations upon generation.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Letter From a Freind


Congratulations on your installation at Gibson Plaza in Coconut Grove.  It truly is a landmark sculpture that makes the Gibson Plaza stand out.  I took a drive through the ‘Grove on New Year's Day.  The sculpture is wonderful with that hand hewn look of heavy metal that so reminds me of your hands.  It is definitely recognized as a Robert McKnight sculpture.  It has same feel of the sculptures in my collection.  It doesn’t seem to matter whether you are using wood, metal or tile.  There is a certain undeniable quality and feel that transcends, much like Picasso, Pollack, or Renoir.  Each of these artists developed a style that is recognized at once. Your work is recognized and one day, I hope that accolades will follow.

A very good friend of mine, directed me to the area when I was in town, knowing that would be impressed.  It was the jewel that began my 2016 New Year.  Congratulations on a job well done.  It is outstanding.

Lily Evans

Monday, January 4, 2016

Island Totem - Imperfection in the midst of Imperfection

The Sculpture "Island Totem" is an imperfect impression of a Coconut Grove neighbor in transition. Those who know and live in this historic part of greater Miami, know of the deep disparities that exist in this area. It was not my intent to portray this aspect in this sculpture from the outset. I wanted to commemorate the area that my parents and other relatives settled in after relocating to Florida from S.Carolina in the early 1950s , Circumstances helped mold this piece with all of its failings into a fair representation of the surrounding neighbor hood more than the slick computer generated art that was commissioned. It's Imperfection embodies the heart that strives for change in this West Grove neighborhood.