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Living in Waikiki, being raised in the heartland of America, and commuting to work as a flight attendant out of New York City to Europe has given Robert a wealth of artistic material. He received his MFA in 2011 from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Robert has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally regarding current and controversial issues such as tourism, consumption, civil rights and pop culture. Observations about the realm of good and bad human behavior to reveal the ironic choices humans make are layered into his work as well as personal issues and topics. He uses mixed media to create sculpture, installation, performance and wearable art and often combines these mediums and makes them interactive.  Robert prefers to use found or common universal objects in a new fashion rather than typical art supplies. He employs humor, sound, irony, bright colors and odd materials to lure in the viewer with a veiled hidden and layered meaning.