I’m an artist, a teacher, a father, and a husband – though that order fluctuates regularly. I live in a 100-year-old house, in the town I was born, and I teach at the high school I graduated from. Louisiana “bookends” my pilgrimage.
“Robbie is very gifted, serious, intelligent, and his work is provocative.”
"When I first encountered Robbie’s work, I found myself in an interesting position as a viewer. I could never determine where the work was coming from."
“Robbie’s work combines a sophisticated and original notion of painting and sculpture, with a fascinating and moving representation of a unique personal mythology of his Southern upbringing.”
“Robbie’s work is at once engaging, imposing even, and yet oddly withdrawn and secretive.”
“If Austin’s work is any indication of the aesthetic potential of dividing one’s time between the nursery and the tool shed, then perhaps there is something to be said for clean living.”
“I know Robbie’s work is very seriously considered and thoughtfully executed. Robbie is making art for the sole purpose of exorcising his creative urges in any manner necessary. It has soul.”