“What’s in Your Hood?”
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Robin Dakin uses old car and truck hoods to express the uniqueness of historic downtown neighborhoods and to ask the question, “What’s in your ‘hood?” Robin says, “People are for the most part very proud of where they live. They are clinging to hope: the hope and pride of their homes and community. Dayton has a rich history and strong neighborhood identity…I want the hoods to be a visual landmark, reflecting the mark of the neighborhood, as a trail marker blazes a path through the woods.”
About Robin Dakin
Robin’s artistic pursuits started at Stebbins High School where art teachers encouraged him to explore and express himself through a wide variety of art. He received a degree in Fine Arts from Wright State University. He has had experience working with so many different media. He taught ceramics, jewelry and multi-media classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. After spending some time in the Army, he came back to Stebbins High School where he taught painting, ceramics and drawing. He was later hired to teach arts and crafts, photoshop and photography at Northmont High School. He received his Masters in Ceramics from Antioch University and has spent several years teaching ceramics exclusively. From 2001 to 2005 Robin was actively participating in galleries and art shows with his pottery. He also found time to teach ceramics at Sinclair for a year. He has recently began to work more extensively on adding painting to his pottery and looks forward to sharing his art with Dayton through Activated Spaces.