Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Robin has been creating for most of her life with a common thread throughout her work of nature and especially the flowers in her garden. Hundreds of photos are taken, with many enlarged to show just a close up, abstract view of the flower. The new technique of ink jet printing on fabric has opened up a whole new aspect in her fabric collage wall hangings. The continuous attempt to recycle any interesting material is also a focus o some of her work. Robin has also been a public school art teacher at the middle level for 30 years. She has been a consistent presenter at regional, state and New England art conferences on the topics of art and arts in education.
“As soon as I heard about the Landfillart Project I knew I wanted to be involved. As an artist I have always enjoyed the creative processes used in recycling or repurposing. Using discarded hubcaps as an art form was something I rolled into many years ago as I collected them along the road. I am intrigued with their balance and design, imitating the petal patterns of the flowers in my gardens. I work with the pattern already part of the hubcap and create flowers and other radial designs with paint and paper mache. Sculpting, painting and embellishing the hubcaps have been a popular project with my middle school art students for many years. We scrounge about for other recyclables to add to the decoration.”Robin Cornwell