Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

My two sons holding my grand babies. Mark is holding his newborn son and Micheal is holding his seven week old daughter.

I was going to post photos of my haunted house this night but here's a photo of Daddy Mike and his little girl.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Little Alien Remix

I've been playing around with the focus and colors of the photo of my little alien sculpture.

Fat Mini-Comic

I need to print a series of comics before the end of the year.

I didn't get anything printed in 2007.

Johnny Gyro

This scaled down Cyborg works in the life support network of the seed ship that slowly spans the empty reaches of space.

Friday, October 26, 2007

King of Dreams

The great baby race is over. It wasn't a photo finish but both my grandchildren are winners.
Welcome the King of Dreams to the world. As his first day on the planet comes to an end let's welcome Denver Vincent Vollrath to Spaceship earth.
His girl cousin not to be outdone has returned from her world tour ( Disney World that is). Six weeks on the planet and she is already finding fun things to do.
I haven't held this young lad in my arms yet as he's busy running the northern kingdom of dreams but plans are under way for this newest of my branch of the Vollrath family to meet his Grandfather Vollrath.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Rad Rock

This little creature is undergoing a design change and is jumping from one graphic novel to another. My life is in chaos and so is my artwork. The lost of old friends who turned out not to be friends at all. I'm not starting any new projects, instead I'm finishing art that was put on a shelf for far too long. My old friends didn't understand what it meant to be an artist. They under valued my time and wanted to rule over me in both my art and what I should do to make a living. I've found new friends and a new direction for my life. Like this little rock creature I'm changing story lines.
It's time to see how far I can take my art.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Avatar Alien

I still need to paint the background in but this Avatar Alien is close to it's final form.
See an earlier version in September posts under
Unfinished Drawing 14.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Goofy Grandpa Moment

Dreamers Shelter

I've always wanted to build my own home.

Last year at the Sculpt Fest at least one artist sleep overnight under her sculpture.
I was so inspired by this story that I decided to fake it in photos. Here I am pretending to be asleep with my head resting on a pillow of granite.

Here I am waking up to the mock morning.

My greatest fear as an artist is this is where I'll be living someday.

Photo Copyright Robert A Vollrath 2007

Sculpt Fest Fun

Dreamers Shelter ?

Pinched DNA ?

Reclining Fence?

Photos copyright Robert A Vollrath 2007

Wood, Rock and Twine

Eli Pupovac's sculpture became a creative magnet with most everyone adding to the details.
I added some wild flowers to the top and others hung small rocks from Heather Mathew's road trip collection.

Heather and Eli in the middle of my favorite sculpture at the 2nd Annual Sculpt Fest in a earlier stage of its construction.

Photo Copyright Robert A Vollrath

Of or For

I've always called this piece "Scenes of a Sub-Atomic Sitcom" but for the Sculpt Fest at the
Holden Art Farm I called it "Scenes for a Sub-Atomic Sitcom".

Monday, October 1, 2007


This photo is of my first piece of abstract art called Anger. I found this blob of sprayed packing foam in the bottom of a large empty box that Dots Ice Cream was shipped in. I decided I wanted to paint the strange looking block of twisted foam and set it in my work area to take home later.
Then I found out one of my best friends had been fired at the place I was employed at and I became very angry. I had just finished painting a mural and had some of my paints sitting in the work area in front of the rectangle of foam. In two hours I had finished painting the foam in a fit of rage. One of my co-workers asked me what was the piece called. I stepped back from the piece and named it Anger. Seen here in the Midland trails gallery at the Holden Art Farm.
One of two pieces I have in a Group show that started on the 29th of Sept. 2007.

Strips of Wood

When I took these pictures at the Holden Art Farm, I didn't intend to create a sculpture at Sculpt Fest. I was going to take a few still pictures and then video tape the process of taking strips of wood and twine and creating sculptures from that but it looked like too much fun.
I left my video camera at home and jumped into the fun.

The Haunted House

I originally built this model as a window display for an art supply store I worked for. I'm going to finish this model before this Halloween and post a picture of the finished model on the night of trick or treating.

Every Halloween I try to finish this model of a haunted house and every Halloween I fail.
I'll post pictures of the haunted house here , Happy Halloween and Haunted House Progress.
Now I just need to finish this 20 year project.

Photo copyright Robert A Vollrath