CPCC instructor partners with NY artist, work featured in McColl Center video

last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:15 AM

Ashley Knight, a part-time 3D sculptor instructor at CPCC, partnered with Aurora Robson, a N.Y. artist and a McColl fellow at Charlotte’s McColl Center for Art Innovation, to bring Robson's artistic vision to students at CPCC. A link to the video featuring this collaboration may be found below.

A “subtle yet determined environmental activist,” Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her transformative work intercepting the waste stream, using plastic debris, excess packaging, and junk mail. Deeply concerned about the natural environment, Robson uses her art to address urgent issues poetically, not forcefully. She is best known for assembling cast-off plastic bottles, which she colorfully paints with a specially-formulated process, into wildly inventive hanging sculptures - the smaller ones sometimes containing solar powered LED lights - and large works that fill entire rooms.

The McColl Center video shows Robson at work and her interaction with students in one of Knight's CPCC classes. Click below to see the video.