PDNB Gallery

My work is now represented in Dallas by the PDNB Gallery. Works in the gallery include freestanding ceramic sculptures. 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 are sealed in clear acrylic. All are suitable for installation outside though it would be best to protect them from freezing.

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

CALIFORNIA FIELDS  2019  24”h x 14”w x 10”d

A reference to the vast farmlands of California including maze, grid, and vegetable references. A nod to Diebenkorn in some ways.

CALIFORNIA FIELDS Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

THE TOTALITY OF TRUE THOUGHTS  2019 21”h x 13.5”w x 8.5”d

Quotation from Wittgenstein, “The totality of true thoughts is a picture of the world.”

THE TOTALITY OF TRUE THOUGHTS Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

ONTOGENY RECAPITULATES PHYLOGENY  2020  21”h x 9”w x 10”d

Biological myth: theory of recapitulation, that the development of an embryo goes through stages similar to successive adult phases in evolution.

ONTOGENY RECAPITULATES PHYLOGENY Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

MAPPING AND TRACING  2020  18”h x 8”w x 9”d

More myth: a phrenology map of the skull mounted on a labyrinth for meditation.

MAPPING AND TRACING Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

A THOUGHT 2019  24”h x 7”w x 7”d

Reference to Wittgenstein—“A thought is a proposition with a sense” and a brain wave pattern indicating a mental connection, intuition…

A THOUGHT Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

ANCIENT LINKS 2020  23.5”h x 7.5”w x 7.5”d

Based on Celtic family/trinity symbols with graphic representations of for males a burning or sea coral base.

ANCIENT LINKS Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

A THOUGHT IS A PROPOSITION WITH A SENSE  2018  16”h x 15” diameter

A lidded container. All the morse code dots and dashes (and word spaces) in Wittgenstein’s phrase, in no particular order. The patterns are represented in raised dots at the top of the vessel and in carved recessed shapes underneath the vessel.

A THOUGHT IS A PROPOSTION WITH A SENSE Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

MONK  2019  21.5”h x 7.5”x w 8”d

A search through a maze with references to spiritual quests and figurative sculpture worldwide.

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