Robin & John Gumaelius

ceramic, metal & mixed media

Spring Show 2020

 

"Certain About the Way the Wind Blows"

(SOLD)

 

"Birds Eye View of my Neighborhood"

 

 

"Cat Hat"

(two-sided sculpture)

(SOLD)

 

"Playing the Game Your Way"

 

"Playing the Game Your Way"

detail

 

 

"Underwater Circus Performer"

(SOLD)

 

 

 

 

"Small Bear Circus Performer"

 

 

 

"Only Two Choices"

(SOLD)

 

 

"Story Birds"

 

 

"Dressed as a Boat Maker"

 

 

 

 

 

"Bull Tamed Circus Performer"

 

 

 

 

"Journey of Discovery - Small Things we Wonder About"

(two-sided sculpture w/ found objects)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Journey of Discovery - Small Things we Wonder About"

detail

 

 

"Pie Offering - Burning the Garden"

detail

 

 

 

 

"Pie Offering - Burning the Garden"

(SOLD)

 

 

"Sharing Lessons"

 

 

"Horse Bit"

(On HOLD)

 

 

 

 

"Horse Bit"

back detail

 

 

"Floating & Hanging - Phases of the Moon"

 

 

"Owl & Crow"

 

"Sleight of Hand"

 

 

exhibit view spring 2020

 

 

Robin and John Gumaelius combine steel, ceramic and wood to create animated human and bird-like sculptures. The highly detailed works incorporate imagery of plants and animals, houses, boats, wheels, masks and other symbolic motifs that reflect on the journeys of traveling through life. The husband and wife team work together on each piece. Their artworks that reveal intricate stories fathomed by a creative couple and told through of a singular vision of their world.

 

 

 

"Expecting a Small Lift"

 

 

 

 

"Wearing a Memory of the Beginning"

 

 

gallery installation - spring 2020

 

"Boat Dreamer"

 

 

 

 

"Boat Dreamer" back detail

 

 

The Gumaelius’ live an imaginative life, raising their four children in a coastal region of Washington State where they have built their home, studios, barns and gardens. They have a fluid working relationship, trading roles constantly in their artwork as well as their home life. In this environment Robin and John record their stories onto the beautiful and unique sculptural works they create, breathing life and conversation into these clay and metal sculptures.

 

 

Wood Kiln Firing Feb 2020

 

 

"Troubles in the Apiary"

 

 

 

 

 

"Troubles in the Apiary" details

 

 

*View 2019 Exhibit*

 

More Recent Sculpture

 

 

"Mobile Theatre of Peculiars"

two-sided sculpture with handmade book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Mobile Theatre of Peculiars"

 

 

 

"Mobile Theatre of Peculiars"

detail

 

"Releasing Doves - Hands Speak Like Birds"

 

 

"Balancing Dangerous Topics"

 

 

"Peaceful Pugilist"

 

 

"Burden of a Racoon-Tail Hat"

 

 

 

 

"Extravagant Chameleon"

 

 

"Afloat in Choppy Water"

 

 

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