German artists Albrecht Durer’s print, “Knight, Death and the Devil” of 1513 and the horses of Saint Marks in Venice were the inspiration for Peter’s “Knight”. Robyn completed the sculpture with gold leaf mosaic art, reflecting the iconography of Durer, chess and medieval themes.
Size: 103″ high x 60″ wide x 60″ deep Composition: Concrete with gold leaf mosaic.
We are a well-known husband and wife team, Peter and Robyn Spencer Crompton. We collaborate on many creative projects ranging from theatre design to fine art. Peter specializes in the sculptural form and Robyn in mosaic surface design. When planning a project we first brainstorm, which leads to research, then moves on to Peter fabricating the sculptural base. Together we cover the form with fiberglass mesh and concrete with polymer additives. At this point we decide on the surface that speaks best for the piece. If it will be a textured concrete work, Peter takes charge, or if it is to be a mosaic surface, Robyn completes it.
Sponsor: Bob Scott & Tim McDonald
Photo by Jude Gibson
Call Janet @ 707-293-7426 for purchase information