Gumaelius and Annekristine

Top Hat and Jester Birds
by R & J Gumaelius

Top Hat and Jester Birds by R & J Gumaelius

Collaborating artists and husband and wife, Robin and John Gumaelius incorporate ceramic, steel and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Their works are comical, bizarre and highly inventive. Robin says, “Radio stories, history books, biking adventures, gardening notes, neighbors spied, strangers watched in stores and parks and cars jangle together in our heads and come so freely to our fingers that when we see the pieces finished we are often delighted – as if we are not their creators; they just come to talk with us for a while and then leave again”. In their unique working relationship, Robin and John combine both skill and imagination together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and mixed media.
The couple and their four young children live in a wooded environment
near the coast in Washington. While starting with a treehouse, they have also built their own home, studio, barn and lush garden.
The May exhibit also includes Paintings by AnneKatrine who is a recent and welcome addition to our gallery stable.