Robert L. Peters

9 November 2014

Museum of Selfies






Copenhagen, Denmark

See more or contribute to the growing collection at the Museum of Selfies.


12 October 2014

Common Ground




Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

This is Ev’s latest sculptural work… Common Ground, a hand-built ceramic piece (385mm x 220mm x 360mm, base 330mm x 207mm x 105mm) with a silver cold finish and parts of an antique meat grinder, mounted on a stained wooden base/bed.

30 September 2014



Thanks to Filip Spagnoli for the cartoon…

11 August 2014

Tanaka Tatsuya | Daily Diorama









Kagoshima, Japan

For nearly four years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya‘s daily to-do list has included creating and photographing a mini-diorama comprised of miniature figurines and everyday objects… part of his Miniature Calendar project.

See more here and here. Thanks to friend Sherry Ducharme for the links. (-:

5 June 2014

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

—Pablo Picasso

2 June 2014

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye; it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

Thanks to Celes Davar for the quotable.

24 May 2014

Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.

D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971)

15 May 2014

Unfuck the Future… at OFFF


Barcelona, Spain

I’m giving my talk at 16:45 today… OFFF Barcelona 2014.

14 May 2014

Art is not the reflection of reality, it is the reality of a reflection.

Jean-Luc Godard 

13 May 2014

Occidental Habitué








Shenzhen, China

I’m happy to be participating in The Look of Silk, (The First Session of Cross Strait Silk Culture and Creativity Forum and International Silk Creative Design Expo) sponsored by China Tong Yuan Co., Ltd., Shenzhen China Silk Park, and the Taiwan Cultural and Creative Industry Association.

The Look of Silk plans to “keep alive the spirit of traditional Chinese culture and the international role played by silk in the past, while creating a brand image and market orientation for Chinese silk” by means of innovative creative activities.

As one of “eight internationally renowned designers” I was invited to design a pattern for silk scarves, participate in the 5-day event in Shenzhen, and to give a keynote address earlier today. The title of my silk pattern design (135mm x 135mm) is Occidental Habitué. A design team from Taiwan has developed 80 different silk products using our designs, “creating a systematically multicultural design integrating multiple aspects.”

My design is shown above (click here for a larger view)…

Occidental Habitué

Thousands of icons, images, and visual impressions cross our consciousness daily, weaving rich cultural narratives and imbuing meaningful memories. As travellers, émigrés, and nomads in a shrinking world we wrap ourselves in layers of sensuous, intertwined experience.

My concept involves the creation of an intentionally layered, quirky, and semi-random collage, providing unexpected juxtapositions that draw in the viewer and then reward curiosity with serendipitous surprises of simultaneity. Ancient meets modern, complex collides with simple, small bests large.

Luminous color acts as a background for layered, multidirectional, copyright-free imagery from earlier eras — visual ephemera, linear diagrams, Victorian etchings, old prints, ornaments, printers’ spot illustrations, ad cuts, and clip art — from ancient cave paintings to art deco elements, from flora and fauna to whimsical human inventions.

As if floating above this nuanced visual composition, a repeating directional diamond pattern of contemporary symbols and info-graphic icons (from The Noun Project, an online “visual language” resource of icons created by a global community) lends added dimension, with icons varying in color in a top-to-bottom gradation, complementary to the hue of the background.

A symbol of the globe glows in the fabric’s center.

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