Florida-based Robert Micklesen is one of the world's most renown glass artists. His creations are revered as revolutionary in the glass art world, as he was an integral figure in bringing awareness to lampworking as an art form. The year 1989 marked a new beginning for Robert Mickelsen as he ceased doing craft shows that year and began marketing his work to galleries, which proved to be a successful turn in his career. His work is now part of prestigious collections including the Renwick Gallery of American Crafts at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corning Museum of Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Mint Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, and the Pilchuck Glass School .
Robert’s work is strongly focused on form, surface, color, and texture. He creates beautifully detailed glass sculptures, which pay homage to traditional, utilitarian glass forms. Some of his work includes literal motifs found in nature such as human, animal and plant forms. These figurative motifs are juxtaposed with abstract shapes creating fanciful and mysterious sculptures. Robert says his pieces are narratives, representing his inner most thought process. The colors he chooses are bright and bold, and the textures of his pieces invite the viewer in to touch.
[via Don Muller Gallery]
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