Robin Cole

Artwork

Robin Cole
Artist Statement My work represents an exploration of an inner wilderness by way of an outer one; it hinges on my belief that the natural world is not only an inherent part of us as human beings (and we of it), but that it is the original, exquisitely sensitive mirror in which we find our own inner terrain and wildness reflected. My work has always been an act of reverence for the natural world. There is an element of science in it, in the desire to study and observe. But there is an element of spirit, too, in the continual reaching for something just beyond the visible. Nature and those that inhabit it—our human selves included—possess a magic for me, one which I attempt to elicit by working within the bounds of realism as one might work within a poetic form, utilizing the formal constraints to evoke something beyond the boundary of those very limitations. I strive to carve out a compelling space in which those peripheral presences can stand forth, a space of co-existence with both the seen and the unseen. This idea of continuity and reciprocity between landscape and psyche is reflected in many of our myths, legends, and stories both ancient and modern. I am drawn to these primal sources and archetypes of our human stories—stories which, at a fundamental level, are nearly always developed in direct response to our wild, earthly home as a way of explaining, understanding, and relating to its elemental forces. In the past, the immediate, intimate, intuitive quality of drawing media held my exclusive attention and loyalty. More recently, I have found my subject matter crying out for a versatility that would allow me to dip into the archetypal, the illusionistic, the seductively lit or hauntingly atmospheric that offers as much presence to the light and air as it does to the landscape, the object, or the human face. Though the devoted naturalist in me is always present in my work, my images now come as often from within as without, informed as significantly by emotional texture as observation. My objectives with this work center primarily around both living and cultivating an experience of conscious observation of the outer world, imaginative perception of the inner world, and a longed-for instinctive understanding of both.
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Artist
Abundance
Robin Cole

Abundance

Mixed Media

50 x 40 in

$8,500.00

Coming Night
Robin Cole

Coming Night

Graphite

3.50 x 4.50 in

$375.00

Hypatias Woods II
Robin Cole

Hypatias Woods II

Encaustic

10 x 20 in

$1,000.00

Microcosm (triptych)
Robin Cole

Microcosm (triptych)

Graphite

5 x 15 in

$800.00

The Passage
Robin Cole

The Passage

Encaustic

47 x 32 in

$6,600.00

Traces I
Robin Cole

Traces I

Encaustic and Charcoal

6 x 6 in

$450.00

Up Above
Robin Cole

Up Above

Charcoal on Mylar

4 x 6 in

$375.00

Swallowtails, 2018
Robin Cole

Swallowtails, 2018

Oil on mounted linen

28 x 43 in

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Afterglow, 2015
Robin Cole

Afterglow, 2015

Encaustic and mixed media on panel

20 x 24 in

$3,800.00

Ghost I
Robin Cole

Ghost I

Encaustic

8 x 8 in

$400.00

Intertidal
Robin Cole

Intertidal

Charcoal on Paper

26 x 24 in

$1,400.00

Red Fox (1/30)
Robin Cole

Red Fox (1/30)

Drypoint,Print

4 x 4 in

$300.00

The Return II
Robin Cole

The Return II

Charcoal on Mylar

3.75 x 3.75 in

$375.00

Traces II
Robin Cole

Traces II

Encaustic and Charcoal

6 x 6 in

$450.00

Vanishing Act, 2015
Robin Cole

Vanishing Act, 2015

Encaustic and mixed media on panel

20 x 62 in

$6,900.00

An End
Robin Cole

An End

Encaustic and Charcoal

51 x 15 in

$2,500.00

Ghost II
Robin Cole

Ghost II

Encaustic

8 x 8 in

$400.00

Laguna
Robin Cole

Laguna

Charcoal on Mylar

4 x 5 in

$375.00

The Fertile Rock I
Robin Cole

The Fertile Rock I

Graphite on clayboard

12 x 24 in

$1,000.00

The Source
Robin Cole

The Source

Encaustic

68 x 34 in

$8,700.00

Traces V
Robin Cole

Traces V

Encaustic and Charcoal

6 x 6 in

$450.00

When They Bloom
Robin Cole

When They Bloom

Ink and Charcoal on Primed Panel

18.50 x 5.75 in

$1,400.00

Beneath the Sky
Robin Cole

Beneath the Sky

Charcoal

51 x 38 in

$3,800.00

Hypatia's Woods I
Robin Cole

Hypatia's Woods I

Encaustic

16 x 12 in

$1,000.00

Lightening
Robin Cole

Lightening

encaustic and charcoal

21 x 14 in

Price on Request

The Fertile Rock III
Robin Cole

The Fertile Rock III

Graphite on Clayboard

12 x 24 in

$1,000.00

The Space Between
Robin Cole

The Space Between

Oil

20 x 40 in

$5,500.00

Underfoot
Robin Cole

Underfoot

Charcoal

16.50 x 28 in

$1,400.00

Duo
Robin Cole

Duo

Oil

16 x 20 in

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