The Dry Heat Gallery is very pleased to be graced with the presence of the one and only Robert Medina Cook! Rick and I have long been fans of Robert’s work but somehow managed never to meet him in person until just recently. When Robert came by the gallery to drop off his prints, what should have been a ten minute meeting turned into a 3 hour conversation. It was just like we had all known each other forever. Despite the fact that our photography is quite different from Robert’s he has a way of explaining his work that very closely mirrors the way we approach our work. One topic in particular that Robert hit on is that his primary concern is in the final product. Creating an image that allows the subject to speak to the viewer is his art form and when questioned about his process Robert’s response is “what difference does it make?” Obviously a response like that could be interpreted in a number of different ways but I took it to mean to that it is not the process that determines whether the finished piece will be effective, it is the intention put into the work that breathes life into art. To learn more Robert Medina Cook visit his website by clicking here.
Robert’s signed and numbered, limited edition, prints can now be viewed and purchased from the Dry Heat Gallery.