A life-long sportsman, Ron Robinson found traditional archery the greatest challenge in sporting pursuit, and bow-making the ideal outlet for his perfectionism “curse”. He figures hunting with bows of his own handiwork the closest he’ll come to finding the happy hunting grounds in this life-time. With little time for bow-building and little opportunity to hunt, Ron says, “For every bow I build, I dream-up ten; and for every hunt I experience, I dream a hundred”.
By his own definition of art, Ron doesn’t consider himself an artist. “I believe true art has no purpose other than aesthetic; no functionality beyond evoking emotion. Even if my bows possess aesthetic value, their functionality disqualifies me as an artist. And I’m okay with that”.
Leaving no room for compromise or short-cut, Ron’s perfectionism “curse” is well reflected in the beauty AND functionality of his bows. And we’re okay with that.
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