The Art of Robin Stanaway

Glass Sculpture

ARTIST STATEMENT

"I use glass to transform light into something that people can be in awe of. Light is is a vehicle into multiple levels of reality as it moves through our spaces; acknowledging what is in front of, behind and around by way of projection reflection and refraction.

The River

Installation

THE RIVER installation spans the seventy seven foot length of the Hodge gallery in the Pittsburgh Glass Center. It is composed of more than 200 hand blown glass pieces, each one a study in light and fluidity. The pieces are combined into numerous interconnected mobile sections. As the sections were assembled, they were adjusted to move like  the apparent chaos of water flow and turbulence. Air currents in the room activate the movement of the sculpture. Projected light appears to multiply the glass in light forms on the floor and reflections on the walls. The room is dark and cool like the atmosphere under a bridge.  The River was funded by an Artist as Catalyst residency grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in the Spring of 2002 and was exhibited at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.  

Collection of the Artist; Available for exhibition or acquisition for permanent installation.

Suspended Animation

Installation

An installation with five hundred fuse-cast glass leaves woven (with miniature steel cable) into a stream which is suspended to cascade through the room above the viewer. Beneath the 'leaf stream' are nine plate glass boxes filled with water. Installed at the Tucson Museum of Art 1997 and The Susquehanna Art Museum 2000.

Totem

Sculpture

A sixteen foot tall sculpture composed of 42 hand blown glass plates and fabricated brass. Originally TOTEM was a site specific sculpture designed to refract and reflect the fragile environment of the protected wetlands at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island. Exhibited at Sung Harbor 1995, Gallery 91 in 1996, and the Susquehanna Art Museum in 2000.

Circumference

Installation

An installation and Performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Utilizes three amplified glass rondels, three performers and the three primary colors in projected light. Wheeling was part of the John Cage Exhibition"Rollywholyover, a Circus" installed as an event within the Media Gallery.

1995

Vortex

Installation

An Installation. A series of 39 hand blown glass vessels, each containing a small amount of water. The vessels are suspended by miniature steel cables in a fifteen foot spiral. Light is projected through the glass creating circular projections and organic reflections on the floor and walls. Each vessel is accessible and the viewer can turn the pieces and touch the water, creating motion. Vortex was exhibited at the P.S. 1 Museum and at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 1991 and the Susquehanna Art Museum in 2000.

Greenhouse

Installation

A circular room created by a wall of one foot glass cubes, with new rye grass growing in each. This work was initially installed in the dead of winter at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. GREENHOUSE was also published in the Corning New Glass Review 10.

6'x10'x10' - 1989

ROBIN STANAWAY

1337 Gusdorf Rd. # N, Taos, NM 87571