Art, Shadows, and Light in the Darkness...

Monday, September 17, 2007


I want to thank everyone who was able to attend Centerfest in Durham this past weekend-it was a great success! The weather was wonderful both days, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my first time at an outdoor festival. Thanks so much to all of you-without you, it would not be possible for me to do the thing I love- creating art full-time! I've posted several photos of my booth-Enjoy!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Little Sneak Peek...

With only a week to go until Centerfest, I thought I post a little sneak peek of some of the work that I’m doing. This is only a small portion mind you, I estimate there will be around 35-40 mixed media pieces/paintings on panels and canvas, and hopefully around 50 pieces of jewelry. I also plan on having some prints available, and some other small matted works. Right now it looks as though the weather will be sunny and in the lower 80s-just about perfect- see you there!


Monday, September 3, 2007

The Power of Night

"Luna" 2007 22" x 26" Digital Pigment Print Copyright Mikel Robinson.

I recently created this image and have been wondering since then, what is it with the power of the night? Why in the darkness do things seems so much different than during the day? Because I also work with light in my art on a regular basis, naturally I am also going to be working in dark spaces. But, in my mind, a darkened space, and the darkness at night are two entirely different things conceptually and physically. We associate night with sleep, with crime, as the time when ghosts appear, but in this day and age couldn't these just as easily be seen during the daylight hours? I think that is why she holds a watch with no hands, perhaps darkness is only a state of mind instead of a state of time. Who knows, maybe I just need some sleep. Enjoy.
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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Centerfest is coming...

For those of you who will be in the Durham, NC area the weekend of September 15 & 16, I will be showing at Centerfest in downtown Durham. You can go to their website here: I will be in row A booth 9. I will be showing new mixed media paintings, prints, and vintage handmade found object jewelry. Hope to see you there!