In October Richard had a residency at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, to make new work. While there, artist Walter Lieberman created these wonderful chalk drawings of Richard’s work to show people what was in process, including the “Apropos Series” and the “Optic Lens” series.
Richard Royal will give the inaugural glass blowing demonstration at the new Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center at the Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, Florida.
Opening ceremony events will take place on Friday, March 10, 5:30- 7:30 with a Ribbon Cutting at 5:45.
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“Painted Sacred Scroll,” Geometric Series, 2016, sculpted and carved glass, 20″ x 20″ x 17″.
If you caught Nova recently, you might have seen this interesting program called, “Describing Nature with Math.” As Albert Einstein stated, “How is it possible that mathematics, a product of human thought that is independent of experience, fits so excellently the objects of reality?”
My newest work over the past few years investigates how objects in nature replicate themselves and build on geometric forms.
To visit the Nova website and learn more about “Describing Nature with Math,” please visit this link.
Few sculptors who work in glass have more impeccable credentials than Richard Royal; he’s worked on and off with Dale Chihuly for more than 30 years, was an early, active (and now an ongoing) participant in the Pilchuck art colony, and has had a long and distinguished exhibition record. And he’s stayed fresh throughout; there’s something about glassblowing that often lead artists to repeating signature moves, the process is so physical and potentially dangerous that how one handles and articulates molten glass can become habitual. Royal’s manner of avoiding that has been to work in series, often quite visually independent of one another, and introducing new series as time passes. This exhibition, titled “Gatherings,” featured work from two of his most recent, the Geometric and Optical Lens series.
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