Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chanukah Presents


This Blog had only featured my clay sculptures. Now I am presenting my paintings and collages.

This is a 3-D collage constructed of plywood, had cut and sculpted wood blocks and strips, gift wrapping and acrylic paint. Size 19 ½ “ x 15 ½ “.
Title: Chanukah Presents

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


These Faces are size 2 x 4 x 7 inches and are designed to be hung on the wall. Each displays a unique expression. These and several other sculptures will be on exhibit at the
Craft Gallery,
The address is 911 South Dixie Highway (between Forest Hill and Southern Blvds., next to Carvel Ice Cream and behind Hair Harbor).
The show times are
Friday November 21 10am to 8 pm
Saturday November 22 10am to 5 pm
Reception Friday Evening 5 - 8 pm
there will be demonstrations, music, refreshments and Great Art!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lady On A Unicycle Garden Fountain

This clay sculpture is 46 inches tall, kiln fired twice and has a glaze finish. You see it situated in my front garden. I've always been facinated with wheels and had been a unicycle rider. This clay unicycle rider is intened to be a water fountain. I am assembling the parts for that purpose.

My next art show will be with The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches ast their 2008 Holiday Exhibit and Sale. The day and times are
Fri., and Sat.
Nov. 21- 10 PM - 8PM
Nov.22- 10 AM - 5 PM
The Reception Friday Evening
5:00-8:00 PM
Thre will be demonstrations, music, refreshments and GREAT ART!!!!

The location is:
The Craft Gallery
5911 South Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL, 33405 (561)-585-7744
(Next to the Carvel Ice cream, between Forest Hill Blvd and Southern Blvd)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Show at the Studio Theatre in Wellington, Florida

Hanging Sculpture Art Exhibit : Presumptuous Punim

The “Presumptuous Punim” exhibit features five wall mounted clay heads. These studies in facial features and expression attempt to display attitudes: The “Schrier” cries out loud; “Abashed” is chagrined and self-conscious; “Ingratiate” wants so much to be your friend; “Disgust” reacts as if to a fetid odor or perhaps an offence to his moral sensibilities; and the “Big Macher” - he looks down on them all!

Currently showing at The Studio Theatre of Wellington
11320 Fortune Circle G-7, Wellington, FL, 33414

Medium: Clay

Schrier 7” x 5” $125
Abashed 7” x 5” $125
Ingratiate 7” x 5” $125
Disgust 7” x 4” $125
Big Macher 12” x 12” $225

Artist’s statement:

The most identifying characteristic of a person is the face (or Punim). The shape of the mouth, the way the cheeks, nose, eyebrows and forehead are tweaked, wrinkled, or stretched, tells much. Without a word spoken, we can discern mood and temperament. The face contains the sum total of nature and nurture. It reflects ones ancestors and life experiences. I present five moody faces to ponder.

“Sculptor Robert ben Kline of Briny Breezes, Florida favors figurative clay pieces ranging from 9 inches to 30 inches. He refers to his style as “Dreamism” – figurative story ideas placed in a dream world setting and, often, offering a humorous juxtaposition of people, places and pets.
Most of his sculptures are fashioned with painterly under-glaze and a mix of glossy and flat finishes, and are mounted on his handmade wood bases.”
The Palm Beach Post

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Robert ben Kline is a feature artist at the Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Craft Gallery is located North of Forest Hill Boulevard, Next door to Carvel Ice Cream.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. Call (561) 585-7744.

The "Faces, Faces all over the Places" show runs from August 19 through August 30th.

Robert's sculptures in the show are:

My Pants Are Too Big! $1,250.00
A crying water fountain, Created at a Craft Gallery workshop
Hil: This is a Political Cartoon $1,250.00
In her underwear, squatting on a wood pedestal
Hillary - a Hell of a Gal $1,250.00
Refer to H. Bosch's "Garden of Earthy Delights"
Kabballah Camp for (Everyone) Redneck $1250.00
Truck and teardrop trailer
Car Dream - race car $250.00
The little car tries so hard to get up the hill
Car Dream #2 $250.00
The sensible car goes up the hill
Face - large $125.00
Created at a Craft Gallery workshop
Face - small, worried $125.00
A study in facial expression
Face - small, discontent $125.00
A study in facial expression
These sculptures can be found in this blog.
Locate them through the archive.

Friday, July 4, 2008

MY Britches Are Too Big

This Water Fountain is 2 feet tall. The water pours out of his crying eyes (mostly his right) and drips down his chin, behind his folded hands and down to the bottom to be pumped back up.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Kabbalah Camp For Everyone

Kabbalah is Jewish theology. The principal book of Kabbalah, the Zohar, was written by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai about 1800 years ago. He died on Lag b’Omer (that day is commemorated this year on Friday May 23, 2008) His grave in Meron, Israel is visited each year on that day and bonfires are lit in his memory. The Zohar gives answers to basic questions such as: Who and what is man and why we are here?
For further information, I recommend: “Kabbalah for Dummies” by Arthur Kurzweil, Wiley Publishing, Inc. As to who may study Kabbalah, I will quote from his book”
“Of course, you don’t have to be Jewish to study Kabbalah. On the contrary, in today’s world, the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions is, for the first time, universally available. In the past, you may have been able to find a book here or there or spend some time with an occasional teacher from a religious or spiritual tradition that wasn’t your own. But now books , Web sites and ease of travel afford the opportunity to encounter the world’s great religious and spiritual traditions. There’s certainly nothing wrong with wanting to nourish oneself at the watering hole of any source of wisdom.

The sculpture represents my dream of a Kabbalah camp ground for every man.
This hand built fired clay sculpture is, 18” wide x 12” deep x 12” high, and is decorated with under glazes, acrylics and ribbon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Chabad Doxie Basketball Team

I pictured my not so athletic dachshund, Madison as a basketball player. I figure that with his long body, a jump shot is no big deal. He can slam-dunk that ball into the basket. But he is not major league material. I picture him starting on a Chabad team. My dog is devout. Look at him with his black hat and coat, with the tzitis sticking out from his waistband.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

This is a political cartoon

Clay on wood base

Size: width 15" x depth 12" x height 22"