Robert celebrates people who live in the margins, and his work embraces that ideology. He believes that icons should celebrate the person, not the religion.
Robert believes that it’s unfair to tell common people to emulate saints with whom they have nothing in common. If holiness is available to all, shouldn’t there be icons of people one could truly emulate?
Robert paints icons of marginalized heroes. He chooses his subjects carefully, spending a great deal of time contemplating the person’s life and actions. When the taboos and canon laws are stripped away, does that person embody the image of Christ? Is there love? Did he/she sacrifice for others who were broken and in need?
To put it simply, Robert creates icons to remind the world that Christ’s love is available to everyone on earth and His holiness can be seen wherever you look.
You may purchase reproductions of Robert’s artwork by visiting the Trinity Stores.