Robert Anders is a master at his art, Follow this fascinating interview and you will see why.
He is a current member of The Kansas City Artists Coalition.
KA: What was your initial source of inspiration to become an artist?
RA: I was always mesmerized by art. I worked in a foundry as a youth, it was an eye opening experience and became ingrained in me. I liked the touch and feel of the the work, and then my own art sprung forth. So, I am completely self taught.
KA: How did it evolve into what you are creating now?
RA: The ancient art technique of lost wax casting is magic, alchemy really. My bronze castings are all one of a kind, each piece is unique, A perfect casting has a true resonance.
KA: You use a lot of natural motifs in your work. Many of your bowls have leaf, floral, or vines in the design. Then again I noticed you have some figurative works.
RA: I see the people more as spirit entities or effigies, as you might see in the Mayan or Aztec
ruins. They are not from the here and now.
KA: Do you prefer Sculpture over Painting or Hand Press Printmaking? Your paintings come from a special place and are very unique. Tell me about them.
RA: I like it all. In my heart I feel I have been called to paint. I have always been drawn to the complexity of rock formations I'd seen in Golden, Colorado. The Sticks and Stones painting came out of my head. very different from what I have done before.
I had an Atelier for several years in Colorado and at that time did a lot of hand press printmaking and publishing. Right now I am experimenting with some new techniques in printmaking.
KA: Where are you currently exhibiting your work?
RA: At Gallery 2010 in the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City.
KA: What do you see as happening in your art in the coming years? Aspirations?
RA: I see myself out in the west, probably a small town, I like a sense of community and getting to know other artists.
KA: Final comments to aspiring artists.
RA: Show up and do it! Be authentic, be true to yourself in your work and creation of art.
KA: Thank you Robert.
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