“The soul is healed by being with children.”―Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Life is full of surprises. After a day of working with a group of yogis in Laguna, California, my two-and-a-half-year-old friend Lorenzo, child of the yoga studio owners, positioned himself in front of my lens and rocked an impressive three legged dog. And the best part about it is he waited until the end.

The powerful images of mixed-media artist Robert Sturman have a vivid presence that is both other-worldly and deeply rooted in the earthly wonders he has explored so adventurously in his global travels. A spiritual journeyer as well, Sturman is an intuitive creator whose works resonate with an inner vision as much as they reach out to embrace the viewer with tactile, richly hued physicality. The official visual artist of 2005’s 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, Sturman has formal training as a painter and photographer, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For more on Robert and his art please visit him on Facebook or his website.