“I am primarily interested in the personal expression of ideas and feelings and how the resulting sculptures fit into the environment of our lives. I believe strongly in the uniqueness of my own vision and strive to express it in the purest and most honest way possible.”
Born in Virginia, raised in Hawaii, currently residing in Florida, Robert Mickelsen is a prominent figure in the art of lampworking glass. 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. Robert 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 Smithsonian Institution, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Museum of American Glass. He has received countless awards and recognitions for his work and has taught at highly acclaimed schools across the country such as 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.
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