Robyn’s drawings are proposal diagrams in which the drawn curve is a straight line manipulated by load and/or confined by the parameters of space. Through the proposed materiality of the line, the diagrams can be read as axioms; self-evident truths set up in an ideal environment void of disruption. Punctuating the diagrams are unfixed, balanced structures that rely on a series of co-active parts. Each component is integral to a system of forces that result in the structures’ tenuous equilibrium.
With a continuing curiosity in the effective structural function of curves, circles, loops and coils, and in comparison, those of straight edges, angles and polygonal shapes, Robyn’s repetitive approach scrutinises these forms and attempts to delineate their geometrical principles. Using a set of predetermined variables, the work is made successively to exhaust all possibilities of shape and form and to formulate Elucidean-like definitions concerned with the interaction of the selected components.
There is no equivalent structure establishes a set of comparable structural systems and allows a language based on conjectures to evolve. Challenging our inherent comprehension of the possible and impossible, the diagrams and sculptures are void of illusion and support an underlying vocabulary of principles.
Elucidean – a mathematical system denoting elemental geometry attributed to the Greek mathematician Euclid.