Andrew Cornell Robinson
Drawing Inventory: Manifesto IV, acetate film, silk screen, ink, pencil, plastic, acrylic, plaster, string, collage on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 2015-16
How did you get into debt?
School debt, then credit card debt and then a home mortgage and a car loan
Drawing Inventory: Manifesto II, Relief print, colored pencil, acrylic, plastic, silkscreen, collage on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 2015-16
Describe your art practice
I create ceramic sculpture and works on paper. I use an array of media and methods including stoneware, porcelain, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Much of my work is at the cusp of art, design and craft. I often work in collaboration with other artists in the development of interdisciplinary projects that may include performance, fashion and product design. I also work with designers, educators and artisans in the United States, Haiti, India, et al.
Jean 1 (Poor Marat), Color print on metal, 16 x 24 x 1 inches, 2016
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes. I would have more time to spend in my studio and less time working a "B" job. Don't get me wrong, I work in some really interesting fields, and with some pretty terrific people but at the end of the day, I'd rather put my time into developing really strong bodies of work in my art studio then teaching others how to go into debt and get an MFA for an already over subscribed field.
Jean 2 (Reluctant Revolutionary), Color print on metal, 16 x 24 x 1 inches, 2016