Crimson glass feathers are gathered into a fiery composition in this dramatic wall sculpture by artist John Paul Robinson. The work is enhanced by the pattern of shadows cast by light filtering through the glass. Robinson was thinking about time, space, earth and its elements when he created this dynamic design. In western culture, fire and water are essential elements of the earth that sustain life.
“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.