John Paul Robinson, ‘Flying With  Fire’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
John Paul Robinson, ‘Flying With  Fire’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
John Paul Robinson, ‘Flying With  Fire’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
John Paul Robinson, ‘Flying With  Fire’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
John Paul Robinson, ‘Flying With  Fire’, 2014, Oeno Gallery

This unusual red glass wall sculpture was first exhibited during Robinson's solo public exhibition at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. He created two similar works for the exhibition - this one and another larger work comprised of white feathers.

This work creates a wonderful red shadow on the wall around it.

Issues of art, science, and myth preoccupy Robinson, and his work explores our relationship with the universe - specifically the idea that we are travelling at a very high speed while maintaining the illusion that we are still. Feathers, representing flight, appear in many of his sculptures. Robinson was invited to the Perimeter Institute to discuss these ideas with many of North America's leading theoretical physicists.

Installation: The feathers are mounted directly into a drywall surface with pin mounts. The artist will make himself available for the installation. Alternatively, the work can be permanently mounted on a circular panel, and shipped ready to hang.

Robinson has exhibited internationally and has works in important public collections throughout Canada and the US, including the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. His works are in The Museum of Civilization (Ottawa), the Musee des Beaux Arts (Montreal), and the Museum of American Glass (Millville). For over 20 years, he worked with students at the Ontario College of Art and Design.