Robert Temple

robert temple lives in Oakland. He grew up in New Jersey and has played with art since he was a child. Balancing logic and structure with openness and improvisation has influenced him as a musician and visual artist. James Brown to John Coltrane to Bob Dylan….. Frank Lloyd Wright to Miro.

robert has always been fascinated with light and how it works with shape and color. He began to experiment with creating lamps using mostly recycled bottles and other materials. This has developed into a further exploration of form and function with metal, glass, slate and granite. He uses as many recycled materials as possible with an eye to the earth’s limited natural resources.

Artist states: “when creating these pieces I am improvising and creating similar to writing a song”