While producers could go online and likely find plastic pieces that’ve been imported or even make a styrofoam sculpture themselves that might serve its purpose, they’ve gone to Robinson because of his expertise and his ability to create exactly what they have in mind.

“It’s just a unique art, and people like to see things that are different, even on TV,” Robinson said. “People just love to see things that are out of the ordinary.”

And he does the same with his customers who want something for their own home or business.

Shawn Weisgerber owns Timberloft Cottages in Helen with his wife, Penny. They went on a trip to pick up a log bed for one of the cottages and passed by Robinson’s home — guarded by both a Sasquatch and bear sculpture in the front yard. They were impressed with the design and ended up using Blue Ridge Bear Sculptures for a sign at their property.

“We pretty much just gave him a call and felt pretty good about having him do it,” Weisgerber said. “We loved his work. It’s beautiful.”

At his workshop, Robinson sculpted three bear cubs, each measuring about 4 feet long, that are climbing on the 18-foot tall sign. But on location at Timberloft Cottages, Robinson sculpted an 8-and-a-half-foot tall bear that stands next to the sign.

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