In the Vicinity of White explores the potential of colour and abstraction as stimulative artistic devices that spur human emotion beyond the inherent constraints of reality. Researching the historical, personal, and emotional attributes that surround the colour white, these works are not purely a quest for the ‘ultimate white’; they are an investigation of the colour’s conceptual and historical underpinnings. Focusing on the ability of non-representational imagery to bridge the material and abstract elements of our world and form a silent faith for the artist, this body of work explores the hue and its roles within art, existence, and faith.
Cobi Cockburn is a graduate of Sydney College of the Arts in Australia and an honors graduate of the Glass Workshop at the School of Art & Design, Australian National University. She received the Tom Malone Prize in 2015 and 2009, and the Ranamok Glass Prize in 2006. Cockburn's work has been published in New Glass Review, art ltd., American Craft and Craft Arts International, and is in the collections of the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass.
Artist catalogs available for purchase: It's Quiet Down Deep Exhibition Catalog