Robert Milnes Studio
The Bender Gallery has represented my work since 2019. Works in the gallery include large copper and clay sculptures and freestanding ceramic pieces. All artworks are made with earthenware clay, fired to 1940 degrees and feature highly textured glazes and elaborately carved surfaces. Some of the pieces are assembled with high strength epoxy and all are suitable for installation outside. though it would be best to protect them from freezing. Contact the gallery for prices.
SAN SEBASTIAN 2019 16.5” diameter x 15”h
Lidded container. References include Roman and Spanish labyrinths, Gothic architecture, and the sculpture of Eduardo Chillida.
SAN SEBASTIAN Video
VORTEX 2019 15”diameter x 16.5”h
Lidded container. References include European and Native American labyrinths. and the sculpture of Richard Serra.
AWARENESS 2019 30.25”h x 9.5”w x 7”d
Brainwave patterns reflecting awareness, with vegetable/flame motif.
AWARENESS 2019 Video
WE ARE FAMILY Video
A MODEL OF REALITY 2019 21.25”h x 15”w x 8”d
Morse code transcription of a phrase from Wittgenstein, with a nod to tattoo and scarification art. “A picture is a model of reality.”
A MODEL OF REALITY Video
LAKE ABOVE/THUNDER BELOW 2018 55.12”h x 17.25” w x 5.75”d
Wall hanging sculpture including copper. Brain wave patterns on the tubes indicate four basic states of awareness. Tubes form a hexagram pattern and provide a reading. Hexagram patterns are read for the bottom to the top, but have different meanings read from the top to bottom.
LAKE ABOVE/THUNDER BELOW Video
STATES OF MIND (The Creative/Heaven) 2018 78”h x 17”w x 2.75”d
Wall-mounted copper and earthenware sculpture. Brain wave patterns on each the represent basic states of awareness. Dial your own!
STATES OF MIND Video
INNOCENCE/GREAT POWERS 9”w x 7.5”d x 24.75”h
Cone 04 white earthenware with slips and textured glazes, gold leaf. Pattern on surface is a hexagram for innocence/great powers depending on how it is read!