Sculptor Morgan Robinson blurs the lines that divide art and design. Using the natural world as inspiration the artist breathes energy into wood and metal reinvisioning the life that surround us as static forms. “There’s something about nature and it being produced on its own... Something that doesn’t let us stop and think about what we’re looking at. But if you take that inspiration or take that form out of nature, out of its natural setting, and put it in a different form of material, then you can start to question what it means to your life and how that applies.” Robinson continues, “There is no part of my environment too obscure to inspire.” Morgan completed his BFA in 2002, from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he had the freedom to experiment with furniture as art. After finishing his bachelor’s degree, the artist went to work as a custom cabinet maker for 5 years. His experience with cabinetry continued to refine his logistic and engineering understanding of working with wood. In 2008 Robinson took advantage of an opportunity to further his skills traveling to Japan and learning traditional methods of wood working which have been used for centuries. The artist’s experience in Japan would go on to inform the future of his works as they became more and more softened by Eastern Minimalism through the years that followed. Upon returning back to Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 2009 Morgan set up his sculpture studio where he focuses on merging Eastern philosophies of minimalism with organic forms in functional artistic statements that capitalize on the power of nature. The artist’s works are represented in major cities across the United States including Palm Desert, CA, Denver, CO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art. On August 19th Kasum Contemporary Fine Art will open a solo exhibition of new works by Morgan Robinson; which will be open to the public through September 23rd. The exhibit and associated events are free and open to the public. The gallery features exhibit receptions, lectures, demonstrations, pop-up exhibits, interactive installations, special performance events and seasonal patron events. The establishment is open Monday and Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday through Saturday from 11:30am – 7:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Kasum Contemporary Fine Art is located at 1706 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 and can be reached by calling 405.604.6602. You can also visit the gallery on the web at www.KasumContemporary.com.