Priscilla Robinson: Edgy

October 3 - 31, 2015

Preview Happy Hour Thursday, October 1st 5 to 8pm with an artists talk at 6pm.

This exhibit explores the interconnectedness of components, the overlapping of edges, making a larger whole. The main substance is handmade paper of bark from a mulberry tree or leaves from the abaca plant.  Robinson also incorporates fused glass.  In her work, water and fire produce the media. For paper, the plant fibers are suspended in water: for glass, the particles of silica are fused in fire. For thousands of years both techniques have crossed cultures and landscapes.  In this exhibition, both these ancient traditions blend modern technologies with contemporary thought.

The repetitive act of making paper is meditative and rhythmic. Observing little details in the growth of a plant, directions of a stream running down hill or patterns of water in motion intrigue me.  I abbreviate and exaggerate them to create my effects.  Chemical hydrogen bonding makes paper possible. The artwork is the scaling up of the size of what happens at a microcosmic level... enlarged bonding.

As a professional artist for more than 30 years, Robinson has showcased her artwork in more than 100 exhibitions worldwide. She maintains studios in Austin, Texas and Taos, New Mexico.

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