john robinson sculpture
Untitled Page

john robinson symbolic sculpture symbolic sculpture symbolic sculpture symbolic sculpture symbolic sculpture symbolic sculpture John Robinson Sculpture Blue Madonna Tapestries Autobiography acknowledgements Links
Gordian Knot

Gordian Knot
Philip Trust Collection
Private, UK
(Height 3ft 1m)

Gordian Knot


"The Unknown"

Having discovered with Eternity and Dependent Beings the magic of what could be done with a circle and a tile that had a hole in the middle, I had to experiment with curved surfaces. What would happen if I used the club design of a three leaf clover ?

When the sculpture started to take form I found that from this combination appeared a beautiful endless triple rope. I named the sculpture Gordian Knot, after the puzzle posed to Alexander the Great, which he solved by cutting the knot with his sword! Following the strand by eye is certainly confusing, so I can understand his resorting to cutting it.

[ Back to Gallery ]

Symbolic Sculpture - Website of Sculptor John Robinson

© John Robinson/Edition Limitee 2007
This material may be used freely for educational, artistic and scientific purposes, but may not be used
for commercial purposes, for profit or in texts without the permission of the publishers.