Bob Jones and his wife live on a hilltop in the hills west of Austin. On a hilltop one is literally a part of the sky. One afternoon a really turbulent distant cloud with its own rainstorm was moving through the area. It was a cumulonimbus or storm cloud, huge and alone but fierce. That afternoon storm was so memorable it inspired the creation of this sculpture. This piece is an interpretation in symbolic and abstract terms of that cloud. The circular transparent element at the top represents a storm cycle while the curvilinear wooden elements suggests the rhythm and power of flowing water.
Here is a little more about Bob in his own words…
Bob Jones has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art and Art Education as well as a Masters Degree in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. He was elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for academic excellence. He is an award winning artist in local, state and national competitive exhibitions in Painting and Sculpture .
He has been an Instructor of Studio Art at the University of Texas, Texas Lutheran University where he taught Art and Art History and Tierra Vista Montessori in Spicewood.
Bob has many years experience as a Museum Exhibition Designer and Technical Staff Coordinator at the University of Texas Art Museum at Austin. This was formerly the Huntington Art Gallery and is now the Blanton Museum of Art.
He is currently an Artist and co-owner of Bob Creek Studio Gallery, an established scenic and artistic destination in the Lake Travis, Bee Cave and Pace Bend Park area.
To learn more about Bob and his work, please visit his website.
The Cloud: The Cycle of Water is the Cycle of Life sculpture is available for sale. The price is $3,500 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Bee Cave Arts Foundation. Contact the artist directly if you are interested in acquiring the piece.