words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

In memory of Robert Wulbrecht / a distinguished Highwire Artist

Robert working on translucent screens in preparation for the 19 American Artist exhibit in Berkgerk, Deventer in the Netherlands.

This post is dedicated to the memory of an artist that I came to know quite well during our stint as members of Highwire Gallery.  The digital image I created here is from a photograph taken while several artists were preparing for the exhibit at the Bergkerk Gallery. There were a number of screens (I do believe three) that Robert created. When light was transmitted through the multiple screens they projected the image designed on the screens rather beautifully.  One of my fondest memories of Robert was during our show at the Black Banana in downtown Philadelphia, January 7th 1994. Robert and I and fellow artist, Marita Fitzpatrick produced mixed media paintings and drawings. I created a video montage. During the time Robert and I knew one another we talked often about the creative arts, and its meaning and impact on our society.

Robert will be missed.  His Spirit infused with love for life and art passed on from this plane of existence a few years back.

An alternative look at Robert in the process of creating the piece

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One response

  1. Nancy Wulbrecht

    Dear Walter,
    Thank you for posting this – I am happy to know that Rob lives on in the hearts of so many. He was a bright light in our life, and we miss him so.
    Thank you,
    Nancy Wulbrecht
    (Mrs. Robert Wulbrecht)

    January 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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