Flipping Out III
22.5″ x 23″ x 7.5″
24″ x 24″ x 6″
Pine, Acrylics, Steel
19″ x 12″ x 9″
Layers of Steel
15″ x 15.5″ x 9.5
Robyn Horn was born in Ft. Smith, AR, graduated from Northside High School, then from Hendrix College in Conway, AR. Her mother and her sister are painters, and her interest in the arts was encouraged. After college, she worked in the typesetting field in Little Rock, then became chief photographer for Arkansas Parks and Tourism. After trying her hand at stained glass, she found wood.
In 1984, she began working on the lathe making wood bowls and vases which eventually evolved into carving wood sculpture. Over the past 30 years, she has developed an aesthetic through studying the work of sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth and David Nash as well as painters such as Marcel DuChamp, and Picasso and Braque’s Cubism. Horn has always worked in series, making sculptures that contain qualities of asymmetry, geometry, volume, lack of balance, contrast with heavily textured surfaces. Recently she has ventured into painting and explored similar qualities in two dimensions.
Several museums around the country have Horn’s work in their collections. Among them are Arkansas Arts Center, Asheville Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Arts + Design in NY, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.
She lives and works in Little Rock with her husband John Horn, a letterpress printer.