Tobe A. Roberts IV

Artist Statement
"The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath the feet” ~ Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

My long and winding journey as an artist has been replete with stories and new discoveries. Some of my artwork I've consciously weaved myself but others were not in my control. I began to tell them in a variety of mediums: through creative writing as a child, through poetry, drawings, and paintings in resplendent colors, through music as well as sharing my stories through dance. Through the simplicity of nature photography, I continued to tell of my experiences from my inner vision to outwardly in whatever fashion was creative for me.

My journey also led me to filmmaking, which was a most natural progression in my development as an artist. My first and only love became photography. The richness of storytelling (as the camera is my eye ) has its deep roots in my heritage. Envisioning intricate visual pieces through light, shadow, and color is what I have found to be very much the tool to which my soul gravitates toward in order to express itself.
To further my development artistically, I've come to the realization that being in new locales affords me many new challenges. It can bestow new experiences to further to assist me in becoming a more well-rounded artist. We draw from it, reference and may reflect upon what we see on it, react with many emotions to it, can be inspired by it or provoke thought from it.

I am a versatile, innovative, powerful eclectic creative that wishes to contribute himself to the photographic medium, as it has been a major part of my life. In essence, I wish to give back to it in both heart and spirit.