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Robyn A Frank
Practice and progress | Paintings by Robyn A Frank
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This piece was a custom commission for a dear friend. It tells the story of how we compartmentalize the vast possibility our life actually possesses into plans. We set out on roads that end up looking a lot different than we expected them to. Yet, we consistently emerge and change despite and because of our constraints. 

Each piece is unique. My paintings on panel are made with acrylic paint. Color fields are built up slowly by applying thin layers of loose paint with a soft natural-hair brush. Once the desired depth of coverage is achieved, each area is carefully sanded to a smooth finish to minimize brush strokes. A final layer of paint is applied to restore the surface texture and reveal a flat and crisp painted surface.

Materials and dimensions: 24” diameter, Acrylic paint, wood panel

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Robyn A Frank
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Wescover creator since 2020
Art for living, art for loving

My work celebrates change — a cyclical duality of creation and loss. The compositions seek to create an intangible space where the past, present, and future assemblages of our self culminate in a soft expanse of possibility.

Change is a constant, yet our sense-of-self is honed through a narrative of societally-imposed expectations and conventions of who we are or will become, as fixed and prescribed. Self-creation is intentional change — the consistent and purposeful response to dismantle this narrative and in turn, actively create who we are or want to become.

The compositions are an allegory made of simple shapes. To describe a few of the reoccurring symbols: the circle, resembling a sun or moon, is the self, a path that is forever becoming; the wavy line is the energetic manifestation of emotions or emotionality, evoking uncertainty and discovery contained within each moment we presently live in; the diagonal line represents duality and our ever-shifting perspective.