The artist, formally known as BOB, was born and raised in Kings Beach, located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. He has been fascinated by "junk" for all of his adult life. (Some would argue that “Bob’s adult life” is an oxymoron, but that’s another story altogether).
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then rusted metal, scraps of driftwood, and broken down old cars are beholden by Bob’s eyes. Bits and pieces of the past are discarded and sadly forgotten, but Bob thinks there is something beautiful about giving them new life in a foreign context. That is the essence of Bob’s bear boxes.
The boxes are an amalgam of the past, a multi-layered quilt of metal that lived a former life in a completely different context. Today they are reborn to serve a particularly important function; to keep trash away from our bears. Bob’s bear boxes combine form and function in an industrial style of art that makes Bob smile on a regular basis. And in today’s world of falling stock markets, skyrocketing oil prices, melting glaciers, and rampant social inequality, smiles are in short supply.
Thanks for your interest in Bob’s Bear Boxes!