Robert Seven did not set out to become a folk artist. At 28 he joined the Air Force and was a computer operator at the Pentagon. Later he did computer work for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, but downsizing left him without a job. With time on his hands, he began soldering spoons and forks into jewelry and sculpture, which earned him the title â€œSpoonman.â€ His work covers many areas, such as bead projects and musical boxes, but he is most famous for his fork and spoon creations. Now 48, Seven lives in Candler in Buncombe County.