Robert Hardgrave

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Seattle, WA

I am constantly in search of ideas that can be pushed in multiple directions and still push back. I want to be challenged in such a way that the evolution of ideas flows, keeping me excited to stay in the studio day after day.

I change media regularly and process each one to a point where I feel proficient. This helps ideas feel fresh and uncharted. Each new material requires unique allowances; I want materials to guide the work toward what it is going to be, while maintaining a consistent language across media. I believe that by allowing for only a few variables, the materials are forced to reveal their nuances. This permits my personal vocabulary to speak louder, creating a cross-pollination between media in which ideas, discovery and surprise reign supreme.