Metaphors of time, space, earth and its elements are reflected in the elegant and glowing glass sculptures by Canadian artist John Paul Robinson. In this table-top piece, gently curved tubes of azure blue glass move together mimicking the effect of wind on water. Historically, the east wind is one of the most powerful. For sailors, the prevailing eastern winds that blow near the equator are called ‘trade winds.’
“It’s important to me that my work be about something. So, I spend a lot of time reading, writing and basically researching ideas and issues that inform my work.” John Paul Robinson
He was educated at the Georgian College of Arts and Technology and the Ontario College of Art where he later taught for a number of years. Robinson is a Fellow of The Creative Glass Center of America, 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 including the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, the Museum of American Glass, New Jersey, the Toronto Granite Club and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
Robinson is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.