Artist Statement

My art is a physical representation of inner aspects of the human experience. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings that can often times be difficult to describe. Sometimes I feel alienated or separate from other people. Art is a way for me to relate and communicate with others and the outside world, on a deeper level. I think that too many people deny aspects of themselves that are beneath the surface, or, behind the masks we wear in our daily lives. This can be so for many reasons. But, those differences are what make us unique as individuals. Those differences are beautiful.

It can be very uncomfortable to reveal such personal things. By confronting and exposing my inner self I have learned a lot about who I am, which has also allowed me to have a better understanding of other people as well. There is a source of creativity expressing itself through all things. With my own experiences and interactions with creativity I have developed my own style. Although the creative source in me may be the same source in you, my version has all of my characteristics attached to it which makes it uniquely me. This would also be the same with you. By sharing my own personal growth and facing the person within, I have been able to connect with other people in a way that I am not so well at in a social setting.

               Aside from bettering myself through art, it is also about leading others to a place of finding their own version of truth, or to tap into their own source of creativity. Some people need encouragement that they are not alone in their endeavor, as I once felt. You are not. We are all going through different stages and phases of our life’s journey and sharing our experiences can be beneficial for all. My name is Robert Schoolfield. I am the art and the art is a reflection me.