About Eleven Images

The purpose behind this blog is to share, and promote my work as a visual artist. I have been a painter and sculptor, a photographer and have worked in mixed media. I studied studio painting briefly at Skidmore College, right out of high school.

My work is influenced heavily by the abstract expressionists in the U.S. in the thirties through the nineteen-fifties.

As a photographer, I use both digital and film cameras to take my pictures. Recently, I have become interested in using simple software tools to manipulate digital media.

still life

About the artist: Robert B. Eaton (Rahb Eleven) in native New Yorker who grew up in rural Saratoga County, and has been a long-time resident of New York’s capital, Albany. He works as a free-lance writer and has performed regionally in the industrial/electronic scene as both a DJ and musician. He has also appeared and assisted with stage performance and appeared in film as an actor.

Abstract Image, digital camera, edited in iPhoto


My Lost Children

Many, many of my works of art were damaged or lost over the years. In this post, when I am able to recover an image of a piece of art I created that was lost or destroyed, I will post it here.

Oil on Canvas, met a bad end.

A lot of my work has been lost or destroyed, or simply left and neglected. This particular work is significant, because it was destroyed so dramatically. I managed to anger a past partner to a degree she attacked it with a kitchen knife while it was still drying on the easel. C’est la vie.

Abstract sculpture

If you look between the candelabra, and the edge of the dresser, there’s a white abstract sculpture made out of pottery that didn’t survive being fired (to the far right, it looks like a skeletal hand). The piece is clay, and some kind of glue. I made it in an independent study art class. It’s a “found object” sculpture. By the time I moved out of my parent’s house, it was broken and battered in so many places I threw it out, rather than take it with me.  The image was taken on a Pentax 35mm SLR that was the camera I used when I took photography in high school


I have not done nearly so many three-dimensional pieces as sketches and paintings. Most were lost or damaged as I moved around as an adult. Still, I have a few notable pieces. Most of these were made over the past few years.

Wire and plaster. Interpretation of an ancient Greek Theatrical Mask

The next couple images are of a prop I made for a friend’s play. It is a pregnant virgin Mary Statuette.

Wire and plaster, Virgin Mary statuette, for the play "Happy Birthday, Gretta Garbo" by Sandi Dollinger

Another view of the same sculpture