Robin Kingsburgh has a background in both science (astronomy) and art (painting/ mixed media). She spends winters in Toronto, teaching natural science courses at York University and summers at Sauble Beach, where she has visited yearly since she was a young child. She recently purchased a leased-land cottage at South Sauble Beach, on the lands of Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation #29, and finds the peaceful landscape an inspiring and motivational setting for her current work. Robin has been an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists since 2019. She is President of the Colour Research Society of Canada, and a Project Team member of the Colour Literacy Project.
“My work takes inspiration from geometry. For me the square and the circle are starting points. And ending points. The square, defined by the horizontal and the vertical: it’s all you need. The circle: a snake biting its tail; the beginning and end; the still point. Geometric archetypes. But there is no perfect circle; there is no perfect square. The beauty of Pythagoras is within our minds. Rendered by the human hand, the square becomes imperfect, and becomes a part of the human world – where imperfection reigns. The rhythm of imperfection is beauty, where order and chaos dance, and sometimes balance.”
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