Robertson is a self-taught artist. She was born and raised in Wales, in the UK, and moved to America in her late 20s, living in California for 7 years before settling on Cape Cod in 1999. She is drawn especially to maps for many reasons: "they are beautiful to look at, they represent areas lived in and places still to visit, and I have incredibly fond memories of learning to map read as a very small child."
I make art from items that were created for some other purpose, now isolated from their original function and given a new, more unique role and a life beyond what was initially intended. It's not about repurposing or recycling, but about seeing everyday things in a different way; using two or more elements and making them better for being together. And by using different items from different sources I combine their individual histories, and in doing so create a new collective history.