Stranger, pause & look: From the dust of ages, Lift this little book. Read me, do not let me die! Turn the tattered pages, finding steadfast in the broken binding All that I once was I.
Roger lives in Wimberly, Texas. The modus operandi for Colombik's work is the relationship between memory and history, along with issues relating to a sacred existence within a secular world. His experiences in Jerusalem, a deepening interest in Slavic studies and reading poetry have also influenced his sculpture and photographic-based imagery.
Colombik's installation for Connemara will be an intimate piece designed to encourage reading and daydreaming.
Born in 1961, the artist was raised in a family and a city that fostered his interest in the arts and encouraged his creative abilities. Chicago, home of such significant public art monuments as the "Chicago Picasso," made a significant impact on the artist as a youth. He credits being raised in a home "attentive to creative thinking and the visual arts" with developing his "great interest in making things." Colombik hold degrees from the University of Illinois, where he focused on sculpture and foundry techniques. In 1988 he moved to Texas to take a faculty post at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.