Creating this bronze required concentration on the divides at interesting intervals that would give the individual bronze segments a sense of movement as they surge against and interlock with each other as if nature had created a unified rhythm of stoic balance with an inner life.
In his sculptures, Rubin creates compositions that temporarily control the eye of the observer. This creates a pause for the viewer to contemplate the relationship of each part to the whole and how the combination of those parts reveals the essence of the piece.
This 300-lb bronze, cast in his winter studio in Sarasota, FL,
will be included in an auction of the entire
Media General collection on Monday, May 15,
with a preview on Thursday May 11th from 4 pm to 9 pm
at Media General Building,
333 East Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219.
Also, in the collection to be auctioned
is a 5 ft. x 6 ft. oil painting, titled
“Wild Indians on the Beach #2”.
Unlike his sculptures, which are solid and rooted, the paintings are more ethereal. Instead of pieces or parts pulling or pressing together as a concise unit, the forms in his painted works push apart creating a sense of flight.