b"centuryAmericanfineartprints.Eventuallyminiatures,fineart,hispassionforarchitecture,andrealestatewouldjuxtaposeintothisoverwhelmingpassionforauthenticminiaturespaces.Hisfirstroomwascompletedin1998asaChristmasgiftforhiswife.HecalleditTheOhioRoom,inspiredbytheminiaturearchitecturalboxessuchastheThorneRoomsandEugeneKupjack,nowonpermanentdisplayandthemostviewedexhibitsatTheChicagoArtInstitute.Thatroomtriggeredapassion,andeventuallyadesiretocreateroomboxesthathelpedfillanicheforseriouscollectors.Fiftypercentofmyclientsareminiaturists,collectors,ormuseumshousingminiaturecollections.Howevertheotherfiftypercentcouldbebestcharacterizedasartcollectors.Theybuymyboxesasart'andincorporatethemintothedcoroftheirlivingspace.Surprisingly,manyendupinthebedroom.Patronstellmethattheylovelookingatthemjustbeforetheyretireinordertofeelcalm.Itpleasesmetonoendthatthisistheirfinalthoughtoftheday.Entirelyself-taught,Roberthasspenthoursstudyingbooksonstagedesignandlighting,studyingtheworksofothers,anddevelopingamarketingstrategyandbusinessplanthatsetsagoalofhavinghisworkacceptedbytheartworldasalegitimatemeansofartisticexpression.DebWeissler"