Bob was a man of many talents and throughout his career he worked with a variety of mediums. I still remember him working at his table with different clays, metals and, woods. He was truly an innovator and I believe he saw the world through a different lens. I mean he even literally saw the world through a different lens, almost anytime he used a camera he would double the exposure in order to create natural light gradients.
Bob was never one to follow a trend; throughout his entire career he only followed his own direction. He laid the ground work for modern day graffiti by using commercial spray paint when everyone else thought it was weird. He embodied creativity in every way. Even though my friendship with Bob was when I was much younger, I still believe that he truly facilitated my creative side and he still helps me understand art, despite being gone. I believe that the ability pass on creativity is creative in and of itself, and it is because of this that Robert Amft was definitely an influential creative.
This is one of his most famous work and it how he saw himself. This self-portrait is in an extremely unique style; making it even more impressive that he was just as good at sculpting and other forms of art. He showed clear signs of creativity such as the openness to experiences and genre flexibility. Bob showed many of the five essential attributes of creativity. For example he was absolutely tolerant of ambiguity especially when entering into a new style. He persevered even when people were saying his work was ludicrous. In the end Bob was an inspiration to me and many others and I truly think he was an unbelievable artist, far ahead of his own time.