After studying filmmaking at the School Of Visual Arts in New York City, Rob began a career in film and video production. His credits include directing, producing, set design and construction, special effect make-up and cinematography but he is perhaps best known for his work as a stop motion animator for such productions as The Reading Rainbow, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and music videos for Peter Gabriel and others.
As an extension of his love of film, Rob's sculptures and multi-dimensional assemblages explore the relationship between
shadows and light, often projecting images in the environment they inhabit.
In 2015, Rob completed a 12-year project creating a full-scale artistic rendering of the Time Machine prop from the classic 1960 MGM film. This unusual and highly ambitious art project became the subject of the feature-length documentary, entitled How To Build A Time Machine. This film has recently been featured in film festivals in New York, Washington, Toronto, Rotterdam, and most recently at the Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, and has been extremely well received by audiences and credits alike.