Mixed Media | Daniel Tucker Gallery | Opening Reception during ArtWalk on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5-8pm.
Flair Robinson is a mixed media and mosaic artist working primarily with ceramic tile, hand-cut glass, and recycled materials. She is informally educated, collecting knowledge from the traditional to the unusual, and is most influenced by visionary, self-taught and outsider art. Robinson is a colorist, and is fascinated by the endless combinations of varying hues. She is most interested in colors found in early American folk art, vintage road signs and advertising, particularly those from the 1940’s -1960’s. Many of the materials that she uses in her work come from these eras. She states, ” I believe that each bit of junk creates a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. The pieces have lived their own lives and have their own energy; they have the power to take us back in time and to bring up memories”. Robinson works intuitively and viscerally. Many of her creative concepts come to her in her dreams.
I adore adorning people. I love the moment when a woman puts something on and feels like she is ready to go meet the world. There is nothing more satisfying than bringing out someone’s inner beauty. This is why I do what I do. In our everyday world, there is nothing more gratifying than helping make someone feel beautiful. When I sit and craft my work, I often think of someone who I adore. Luckily for me, I have that in spades. I am blessed with an absolute diversity of friends, loved ones and spiritual family. They all somehow have grafted into my process and inspire me to create with this loving energy. My messy working table is my canvas and I sit and imagine what this person would want to wear and why they would wear it. It is with that intention that I sit and create my work.
For 15 years, I have gathered the love for these people and turned it into an expression of my own inner art. Each time I bring it out into the world, I meet more people who enter my circle and inspire me. They bring out the very best in who I am and why I do what I do. I think of my art as a living testament to those amazing women who grant me the privilege of being their friend. When you get a piece of my jewelry, just know that this loving feeling is somehow imbued into that piece you are wearing and know that those loving thoughts will wrap around you and help to bring out that inner light and love that is already within you. For love, with love and through love this work exists and I, for one, am very grateful.
The artists will be featured at our Annual New Year’s Eve Gala, where the Daniel Tucker Gallery is transformed into a formal dining room for a four-course, plated, sit-down dinner catered by one of Telluride’s exceptional chefs.