First Rob made the framework of reo bar
Rob uses everything he finds here.
Looking at a gnarly rootball
he sees Medusa’s throne, and makes it.
We live with massive slabs of fallen trees
dragged in from the forest,
smoothed and sealed into muscular furniture.
Rob sculpted the head with three layers of chicken wire
The living room is decorated with driftwood au natural:
a lifesize giraffe, a baby rhinoceros head, a giant melomy fleeing.
Only the frog in the lightshade is real.
Spiders and bats, branches and vines
all come inside, recognizing a sympathetic habitat.We breakfast with the brush turkey.
Applying the first of two layers of concrete
Outside, narrow tracks lace through the forest,
past structures that seem to float among the treesbut human presence here is not tentative.
Ask Rob’s towering, earthy avatar,
the stern moai rising from the ground