Category Archives: Before and After

Space Dreamer For Spence

A Special Guitar For A Space Dreamer

If you’re money poor and guitar rich, let’s talk!

This guitar was commissioned by a Joshua Tree musician, who traded 3 guitars he wasn’t playing in exchange for me turning his favorite guitar, a Gibson Epiphone into a MT Robison Art Guitar, and Space Dreamer was born. This was  good deal for the both of us.

Spencer wanted the guitar to reflect his original music which is very ethereal. He asked for an outer space theme with the planet Saturn on the front. He told me the rest was up to me as the artist. This guitar was a completely new style of art for me, but I just let it flow and had a blast!

I’m learning so many new things about my process every project. Thank you Spence for making me stretch with your beautiful new Space Dreamer!

MT with Donated Guitars
MT with Donated Guitars

 

The Journey Bass

Seemingly simple and primitive, the art on The Journey Bass is profoundly symbolic of an artist’s travels and trials, juxtaposed with that of the man.

The desire to refinish a beloved instrument, revealing the beautiful layers of wood that gives us it’s tone and resonance- without losing, discarding the wear ‘n tear, scars, memories, and lessons of the past…

And the desire to grow, reinvent, rediscover one’s self as a man who is an artist, through an introspective process like peeling back the layers of an onion, and nurturing, cultivating the tender new shoots within~ without losing one’s roots, history, family, fans in the winds of change…

Gene Evaro Jr, of Gene Jr & The Family, wrote “Life Is A Journey” around this same time. The art created here represents his whole journey- so the journey bass is inspired by his rich past and his bright clean future, which is ever unfolding before our very eyes… Love ‘n Light, MT