Robert’s approach to sculpting is to defy the properties commonly associated with steel. He strives to take a material that is rigid, hard, and lifeless and convert it into a form that is soft and fluid. In some work the steel appears to be trapping the wind; in others, soft boundaries are created between the form and the space it occupies. The organic forms represent abstractions of nature. They are constructed by combining small sections of steel to create woven textures or made to resemble reeds or grasses.