The Artist’s Words
The passion of the art of wine making is the inspiration for this award. The soil, the fruit, the blood are all represented in the award through the use of both colour and form. The colour, a deep red with a touch of black and purple, alludes to the wine, to the soil, the fruit and to the blood of the winemaker, where the passion lives.
The form has five fingers, as does a hand and holds a sphere representing the fruit. The piece operates as a lens, projecting an intense spot of light onto the surface. This is that ethereal aspect of the art – that theory about wine and the art of making it can never be adequately described or articulated, but of which every winemaker knows.
-John Paul Robinson
To see John’s work in person, visit the Oeno Gallery, in Prince Edward County, Ontario