Trove by Robert Wynne

Trove

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Magpie's Hoard

Bowl-Listing–Wattle–Detail-1

Wattle

Lotus

Lotus

Fruits

Still Life

phoenix

Phoenix

Red-Murrini-Bowl

Murrini

woven-light

Woven Light

About

Australian born Robert Wynne studied Visual Arts at Monash University, majoring in ceramics before going on to complete a Master’s Degree in glass at California State University.

Robert’s work is featured in galleries around Australia and the world; in prominent public and private collections including the new Parliament House in Canberra, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the private collections of President Bill Clinton and Sir Elton John among others.

Artist’s Statement

My work portrays contrasting impulses within. I love the challenge of technical precision but I need to be able to play and explore. I enjoy making beautiful objects but I am not afraid to create pieces that evoke emotions more complex than just aesthetic appreciation. In some ways I’m an anarchist, I’m not happy when things are just comfortable. I am restless, always looking for an angle and this is reflected in a body of work that is quite diverse.

Having said this, there are common threads running through my work. I love the gorgeous glow of light through frosted glass and have a fascination with lustrous, iridescent finishes; particularly with the way that light is manipulated, reflected and transmitted. I take inspiration from a broad range of influences including historical glassmaking practices and formal sculptural dialogue. My recent work featuring the Raven engages with themes of desire, the fragility of wealth and the concept of security.

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Trove

Description: blown glass, mild and stainless steel, bronze, LED light source.

Size: H 48cm W 30cm D 24.5cm.

Magpie’s Hoard

Description: blown and float glass, bronze and steel. LED light source.

Size: : H 110cm  W 65cm  D 23cm 

Wattle

Description: blown, iridised, cold worked.

Size: H 31cm

Lotus

Description: blown and cold worked glass, steel, LED light source.

Size: height 92cm

Still Life

Description: blown, hot worked, iridised, cold worked.

Size: H 36cm (Tallest)

Phoenix

Description: water jet and CNC machined plate glass with photographic imagery.

Size: H 204cm

Murrini

Description: blown, iridised, cold worked.

Size: H 29cm

Woven Light

Description: blown, iridised, cold worked.

Size: H 29cm (largest)