Rebecca Robinson “In a Whirl”
12 x 7 x 7 inches, white alabaster
Rebecca Robinson creates 3-D works that often combines oppositions of texture, movement, and form. Her recent works are inspired by the fluidity and luminescence of alabaster, as well as by the seeming inconsistency of treating stone like fabric. They frequently involve knot-like forms, sometimes incorporating other materials as well, such as iron or wood. Although stone suggests heaviness, Robinson's polished, graceful and glowing alabaster forms seem weightless, rising up off the bases to which they may be bound in unexpected and visually challenging ways.