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

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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

Sculpture

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