b'ArtistsStatementIhaveenjoyedworkingalonewithsmallobjectssinceIwasachild,hand-paintingminiaturesoldiers.Idonotcopyexistingroomsinminiatures;rather,myroomsarelikeacontemporaryinstallationinsmallscale,somewhatasanarchitectmightrenderaspace-in-the-making.Eachpieceisfabricated,measured,drawn,inventedlikesculpture.Eachaccessory;fireplaces,wallpaper,etal.arepurchased,but,aswithJosephCornellsboxes,theirarrangementandplacementaredesignedbyme.Lightisthetransformativequalityintheserooms;themoodIprefertoemulaterefersbesttothedream-stateoftwilight,whenshadowsemergefromthelight,andeachobjecttakesonadifferentquality,whichIconsiderakintosurrealism.Theroomsaredesignedandhighlyedited,limitingvisualinformationtoessentials,thushighlightingeachandimplyingtherest.Figuresareimpliedbytheirabsence;theroomswanttobeinhabitedbytheviewer.Theroomsaregenerallyformallybalanced,beyondwhicharetheunknown,thehidden,thesurreal.Thesparseroomsimplymore,whichtheviewerwillbring,alongwithher/hisownmemories.Theartisticintentisspiritual,ratherthanmaterialist;Icreatemoodthroughspace,composition,andlight.RobertOff'