Probability B5

More Works By John Paul Robinson Glass and Steel 2023
24 × 92 × 3.5 in 60.96 × 233.68 × 8.89 cm

About Probability B5

He captures the beauty of light in his elegant glass sculptures. This is John Paul Robinson. In this graceful composition, arcs of translucent aqua blue glass suspended by fine wires, criss-cross and overlap one another. As light shines through the glass it casts shadows on the wall. The ‘probability’ series of contemporary sculptural wall hangings is symbolic of an iconic physics experiment that explored the dual nature of light—it exhibits both wave-like and particle behaviour. In physics, the ‘wave’ nature of light is described as a "probability wave" which represents the probability of an observer measuring a particle at a given time and place. One of a series.

“When you’re in the studio and your head is so full of this piece and your hands are full of the piece and you’re so intimately involved that’s when the rest of the world disappears.” JP Robinson

He 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, 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.

John Paul Robinson is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.