Walter Robinson – Souvenir
Dimensions: 68 x 18 x 4″ sculpture / 68 x 18 x 4″ finished size
Medium: polychromed wood
Souvenir by Walter Robinson embodies all the essence of Robinson’s artistic practice. Spending time listening to his own thoughts is the key to problem solving in his life. Souvenir is a tribute to the artist’s father after his death. Walter’s father served as a cryptographer during the Cold War, a fact that played a major role in the artist’s work and career. Robinson’s art is full of visual metaphor and word play; each work is a surreal puzzle waiting to be solved. The key represents Robinson’s attempts to decipher the codes embedded in textual and visual language, as well as the secrets imparted to him by his father.