My name is Robert Haskell and I'm a multimedia artist from Bar Harbor, Maine. I make work in 2-D, 3-D, and in video. I received an AA in fine art from Southern Maine Community College in 2011, and a BFA in sculpture from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2014. My formal training also includes study at the Oxbow School in Napa, CA; The Maine College of Art in Portland, ME; and The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. My public sculpture work can be found on the campus of Southern Maine Community College in Portland, ME, and at the Davistown Museum Sculpture Garden in Bar Harbor, ME.
Creating a gut level emotional reaction is the most important aspect of my work. I reject creating specific narratives and metaphors in favor of strong emotional responses that can be explained by each individual viewer however they see fit. Most of my work comes from exploring interpersonal relationships, which are by nature charged with intrigue and emotion. I also deal with social systems, the human role in ecological systems, and the representation of physical phenomena like magnetism with sculptural forms.