Robyn Frampton

Robyn Frampton

Artist Robyn Frampton is the creative force behind Firefly Forest. In the spring of 2013 she began the project as part of her personal journey towards hope and healing. A self-taught carpenter, she conceived of, and individually carved, each door which, with the help of her young sons, she placed along well-traveled, picturesque trails in the heart of America. Their anonymous efforts strengthened their family bond of love, sharing, and unity while dramatically affecting the community in a positive way.

From the earliest days of Firefly Forest, local residents became followers. As each magical piece of the collection was added, the group of followers grew. Families came together and marveled at the wonder of each work of art. Those who had previously been strangers developed a new sense of community as they gathered to admire the workmanship. Everyone wondered who might be behind it all and the entire community was magically brought together by the by the project built from child-like imagination. Perhaps the most profound effect was that in their quiet moments along the Firefly Forest trail, people found peace, joy, hope, and relief.

Robyn and her sons now live in Utah where she recently graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Psychology. She continues to create magical spaces, most recently donating an enormous whimsical tree to Primary Children’s Hospital. Her work has recently been featured in the award-winning documentary, “The Gnomist” which aired on CNN in December 2015.