Aurora Robson


Aurora Robson is the founding artist of Project Vortex. Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about shifting negative trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares that she had as a child which she hybridizes with organic forms found in nature. Robson holds a double major (B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, WIRED, Art & Antiques, the cover of Green Building + Design and numerous other publications. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Art Work Grant.

Canadian. Based in NY, USA.

Available Works

Kamilo, 2011

Artist: Aurora Robson
Dimensions: Approx. 5' x 4' x 3'
Materials: Plastic marine debris

About: Robson and volunteer students from the Parker School in Waimea, Hawaii, created this piece in an engagement sponsored by the Waimea Ocean Film Festival and the Sculpt the Future Foundation. Kamilo is made from 100% plastic marine debris cleaned up from the southern tip of Hawaii by the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. No hardware or paint was used in the creation of this sculpture.

Proceeds benefit: 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this piece will be split between the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, The Waimea Ocean Film Festival, and Project Kaisei.

Price:  $18,000 USD
(Prices do not include shipping or installation costs, but do include a crate.)


The Quality of Mercy, 2012

Artist: Aurora Robson
Dimensions: Approx. 16' x 5' x 4'
Materials: Plastic PET bottles, (cleaned up from rivers and parks in Ohio by FACT + FLOW) solar powered fiber-optics, hardware, tinted polycrylic, solar panel, controller, inverter and fiber-optic illuminator. 

About: Robson created The Quality of Mercy with a team of students from the Columbus College of Art & Design during a residency at The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, OH.

Proceeds benefit: 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this sculpture will be split between FACT, FLOW, and Project Vortex.  

Price:  $30,000 USD
(Prices do not include shipping or installation costs.)


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