Dawn Breakers

More Works By John Paul Robinson Glass and Metal 2009
20 × 38 × 6 in 50.8 × 96.52 × 15.24 cm

About Dawn Breakers

Inspired by the splendour of an early morning sky, this contemporary wall sculpture, Dawn Breakers was hand forged by John Paul Robinson. The Canadian artist is known for his masterful glasswork that often explores our complex relationship with the natural world. The burnt orange colour of this dynamic piece accentuates its graceful form as light flows through three elegant spirals of glass coiled around stacked metal rods.

“I’m a firm believer in not visualizing a piece fully before you make it. In the first place, it’s going to look too contrived and in the second place, you can’t make the piece do something that it doesn’t want to do. It’s going to tell you, ‘Hey, that’s not the way I want to go!” John Paul Robinson

John Paul Robinson was educated at the Georgian College of Arts and Technology and the Ontario College of Art where he later taught for several years. Robinson is a Fellow of The Creative Glass Center of America, a recipient of the Joan Chalmers Glass Award and has twice received the Best Glass Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Robinson has had solo exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Palm Beach, Quebec City and Chicago. His works are in corporate, private and public collections throughout North America including the Canadian Museum of History, the Musée des beaux-arts, Montreal and the Museum of American Glass, New Jersey.

Robinson is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.