Seven Works

by Robin Young Issue: 2022 Special Issue on Identity

Artist Statement

Based in Borrego Springs California, artist Robin Echo Young works in mixed media focusing mostly on collage and contemporary art making. Her focus on collage art using magazine clippings, masking tape, wallpaper, jewelry, feathers, foil and recycled items allows her to develop deep into the whimsical and intuitive. From large, life-sized pieces and 3D sculptures to small postcard-sized arrangements, Robin's keen eye and gripping esthetic guide her viewers into her own semi-readymade world. Repurposing these nostalgic images for lighthearted and sometimes disquieting messages; Robin’s artistic universe is strange, funky, sometimes perverse and always alluring.  

Her artwork is really about the scared, shy, quiet introvert inside her that escapes through the television she grew up on. Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, Tales from the Darkside, etc. Working with collage allows her to intermingle and arrange segments of old magazine clippings to form her own eclectic composition. She has always been inspired by the macabre, different, unusual, strange, bizarre, esoteric, etherial, out of this world kind of stuff.

Robin Young

Robin Young is an artist/singer (she/her) living in the Anza Borrego desert with her creative husband John and lazy dog Comet. Find her on Instagram @2songbird or