From Physical to Digital-My life making sculpture and other arts
My name is Robin Bell. I am a sculptor living in Pietrasanta, Italy. I first travelled to Italy in 1973 to learn now to carve marble. I have remained pretty well there since then as my artistic career has evolved to Commissioned Artist, with cast bronze being the requested material.
I am an “old school” type of Artist who creates the scale and full size model, retouches their waxes and does the final finishing of the bronze before the patina. I have been using the services of Fonderia Artistica Mariani of Pietrasanta since 1974.
This Blog is being created to provide images, stories and thoughts on my art. I think “Physical to Digital” is a good title as it truly reflects our times. It express the idea of handcrafted Three Dimensional art works becoming binary expressions, but also by having begun my career before the Digital Divide (in the sense of Era Digital, era Pre Digital) I have to find and physically scan these images for this blog. Another thread to this theme is the fact of how I began to use the computer as a tool, a very helpful tool in the creation of my art. Another physical to digital is this blog is a binary scrapbook and journal.
The blogs will not be chronological, nor precise it its publication date. Some periods will have minimal visual coverage that I hope to slowly eradicate as I continue my intercontinental search for images from the past. Below are images of me at work from 1973 forwards.