Cincinnati's Assemblage Artist

Cincinnati Artist Robert McFate

Meet Robert

Please enjoy my Hand Painted Reclamation of the System in the Cracks, Urban Fishing for Curb Fodder.
In July of 2012 , Robert changed his focus from custom work to a more personal expression. He signal this new direction by embracing his given name of Robert in this encore period of this artist's life, making the move to Cincinnati to pursue this new vision. Robert McFate Studio. What is Fodder Fishing? I collect curb fodder with a magnet on a string, what I like to call "fodder fishing". Rusted metal is fished from the cracks & edges of Cincinnati's Streets. Curb Fodder is a never-ending byproduct of an endless obsession with cars and various transportation methods. I hope that I have created some work that the viewer will give a home. I see beauty in objects overlooked yet gleaned for new life.

Curb Fodder

From the mind of RobertMcFate and the streets of Cincinnati, creating one of a kind, unique works of art.

Handmade in Cincinnati

Trash Revolution, Positive Act, Metal Street Pickers A portions of all sales goes to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Inc. Rise up, Queen City. Rep the crown My goal is to delight and invite the viewer to look deeper. To involve people in a way that is sometimes physical, sometimes cerebral. Social commentary with a light-heartedness and playful honesty. My use of found, natural, and re-purposed materials is as organic as the materials are themselves. I truly feel my mission is to : Serve as a mouthpiece, for it is the found objects that speak to me." Arte povera assemblage means literally 'poor art' and its artists used throwaway materials in order to challenge and disrupt the values of the commercialized art world."

Robert McFate

Always felt I was born an artist, which being 1956 was perfectly timed for this young artist in America. We lived on the eastside of Flint and I attended Homedale Elementary which was just a block and half walk. Kids walked back then. Art was taught by Mrs. Patton, she had a reputation for being strict , however for me I can only recall praise, encouragement and feeling joy in such a creative environment. I can recall her showing my art as an example to the class.

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