We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful B/ue Robin. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with B/ue below.
B/ue, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’d love to hear about a project that you’ve worked on that’s meant a lot to you.
When I did the Her Heart, My F/ag production at the Sandy Springs Museum, it was the first show I used my funds, blood, sweat, and tears and got to see a concept come to life. The initial purpose was to put on a group exhibition tying art, music, dancing, food, and history. The piece focused on the love of country, and it was the first time I tackled creating an experience for the viewer instead of just painting for them to see. Janice, the griot, shared stories about the hardships of enslavement and the responsibility for freedom. Ideally, the show raised questions around freedom, and the audience was allowed to deeply experience the art more intimately since we created an interactive and thought-provoking space for them to embrace it.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
Although I started drawing as a child, I didn’t initially pursue my art heavily. In college, I decided to get a degree in art and business but drifted more towards design for a while. I continued to table art until I was invited to do a show in ATL. Being a part of the art show made me take my art seriously; it opened my eyes. I was able to have myself as a whole and not in pieces and present that to an audience that needs love and healing. However, in all honesty, art is just a tool to get the story and the message out that love can heal. The show I am currently working on is touring is called Love’s Army. Love’s Army pulls together artists with stories related to the community; this body of work allows the community to see visual representations of love and engage in a dialogue of love in all forms. Everything I create is about love and showing all its different forms and perspectives.
Is there mission driving your creative journey?
Anytime I am asked about what art is, I believe it’s layered. Art is about healing the viewer and telling the truth regardless of how it looks. I chose love as the foundation for my art because it is authentic; I love to create things tied to reality; love can fill empty spaces; love is the essence of life itself. The work I do is rooted in love, and it is the brush I use to paint a masterpiece for hearts in need of healing.
Is there something you think non-creatives will struggle to understand about your journey as a creative? Maybe you can provide some insight – you never know who might benefit from the enlightenment.
I do agree that creatives, at times, can be misunderstood. For example, I am incredibly passionate. Sometimes those passions come across as stubborn or stuck on a particular viewpoint. However, even when I am zooming in or something, it doesn’t mean I am not receptive; I don’t go at anything softly but aggressively. Still, I always keep my ears open to receive multiple points; I search for growth regardless of the work I am attacking. Being open to new ideas and concepts is essential. At times non-creatives get stuck on systems, but life and nature aren’t necessarily about plans. It’s more water and less rock. A constant fluidity and adaptability are necessary for creative growth and sanity. There’s an endless inspiration within fluidity and always something to create; when we allow things to flow more like water, there’s a portal of creativity we lend ourselves towards and a deeper connection to our passions.
- Website: https://www.bluerobincmb.com/
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- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpYAfTmtrWI&t=6s
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