Symbolism Sculptures and Tapestries by John Robinson
Mathematics and Knots, 1989 ISBN 9780951494707
The catalogue for the Sculptures and Tapestries from the Universe Series exhibited in The University of Leeds, 16 to 23 September 1989 at The Pop Maths Roadshow Presented by Professor Ronnie Brown MA DPhil, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, and John Robinson. IMMORTALITY PASSING ON THE TORCH OF LIFE This is a knotted Möbius band, the knot being a trefoil, the simplest of all knots, The band has only one side and only one edge. This A4 landscape format glossy catalogue shows sixteen colour plates of John Robinson’s work, photographed by Andrew Begg and John Robinson, and includes a thumbnail sketch of the sculptor by Ronnie Brown. Ronnie Brown first worked with John Robinson when he was asked for suggestions for an exhibition to accompany a lecture by Sir Michael Atiyah on “The Geometry of Knots” in November 1988. In his essay CONVERSATIONS WITH JOHN ROBINSON he notes his pleasure at suggesting our own International Guild of Knot Tyers: Lady Wilson, who had written a book on Celtic interlacing; some parts of his own exhibition, “Mathematics and Knots”; and of course the sculptures of John Robinson - reported as very well received by a surprised crowd, crushed into the library of the Royal Institution.