Robert
Lobe

Born 1945, Detroit, MI
Works in New York, NY

Year created: 
1988
Environmental Impact Statement, Robert Lobe

Robert Lobe. Environmental Impact Statement. 1988. Hammered anodized aluminum. 24' x 7' 6" x 7' 6".

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24' x 7' 6" x 7' 6"

Hammered anodized aluminum
Gift of David A. Wilkinson

Environmental Impact Statement is typical of a large body of Robert Lobe's work, in which the artist finds real trees and rocks in the natural landscape, and hammers large sheets of aluminum around them to conform to their contours. The resulting objects serve as a ghostly image of nature. The trees and rocks are stripped of color, detail, and texture by a uniform, hard, metallic surface. Lobe's work explores relationships between human technology and nature, and serve as environmental warnings.