When Robin deplaned in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time in 1978 the collision of ancient and contemporary ignited her young aesthetic heart. Over the next 5 years numerous educational trips throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East yielded creative inspiration: from Bedouin henna design to millennia old architectural elements to foods and fabrics. Eventually, Robin pursued a degree in fine arts and received her BA in Art history and Archaeology from SUNY Buffalo in 1984. To this day she remains a student of global history and continues to appreciate all things beautiful: pure fabrics, body adornment, lush interior design that echo ancient lands as well as the inspiration of elegant philosophical ideas.
On the heels of graduating from The Swedish Institute in NYC and becoming a licensed professional New York State massage therapist in 1990, Robin moved to Tokyo where she spent the next 6 years studying bodywork in both Japan and China. After returning to the USA in 1996, she met, moved to NYC and married her husband. They both landed in rural Northwest New Jersey in 2003 to raise their family. EnshrineDesign, LLC began in 2010 when Robin started offering henna at outdoor and private events in the Tristate area. Her appreciation for the temporality of life, where the mundane meets the magical, eventually brought the beauty of henna inspired design to the hearth from 2014. EnshrineDesign, LLC now offers a line of exclusive, one of a kind, free hand designed wood burned kitchen items. Her repurposed boards, bowls, platters and utensils reflect a process where practical and beautiful are magical!"
In 2016 Robin became a juried member of Gallery 23 in Blairstown, New Jersey. Currently, she operates Enshrine Health in both Manhattan and Northwest New Jersey. She can be found in her New Jersey art studio when not in Manhattan! You can find more information for Enshrine Health at www.enshrine.net and EnshrineDesign, LLC.at www.enshrinedesign.com