Reflections

Reflections 24″x12″x8″ 85 lbs Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia...

Fantasy Stele

Cast Bronze5′ x 2′ x 2’300 lbsVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, RichmondCommissioned by Henrietta Near in memory of VMFA curator Pinkney...

Fantasy Figures

Many who enjoy art have a habit of categorizing by style:  Is the work realistic, abstract, figurative, and so on.  However, some artists, like Rubin, have personal styles that combine or defy categories. Take, for instance, the highly individualized style of his...

Strapped Bronzes

Strapped Bronzes In this series of strapped bronzes–some with combinations of carved stone–the artist modifies the traditional use of bronze while suggesting an uncharacteristic, possibly ritualistic, relationship between these two natural elements. The...

Inside Faces

Created in 2015, Rubin’s series of bronze faces is an exercise in expression through composition and deliberate surface distortion.  These faces seem to be searching for the undercurrent, a sense of character, mystery and wit. The real beneath the apparent. With...

Three Dimensional Paintings

During the early 1980’s, when space-age casting material became available to artists, Rubin ventured into a new area of creative expression.While he has long specialized in bronze sculpture, Rubin began using high–fired aluminum silica products and colloidal binders...

Fantasy Reliefs

Rubin’s bronze relief tablets evolved over decades of drawing, painting and applying surface textures to his bronze sculptures in a personalized form of calligraphy. His paintings and bronzes have always shown a close relationship to each other, resembling and...

Courtyard Maquettes: Spirited Geometry

Rubin’s maquettes began with his personal interpretations and approaches to making stelae and totems.  Later, he began incorporating boldly defined geometric shapes into those organic forms.  This animated fusion of styles creates a sense that spirits or natural...

Ancient Sources, Modern Spirit

Totems and Steles: Art for the Ages      In the spring of this year, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts installed Rubin Peacock‘s  “Fantasy Stele” in its Sculpture Garden, the first by a Virginia artist. But this piece has a history going back to 1978.  That year, Rubin...