Born in England, Colin Barker is a chemist, geologist, Ph.D., retired professor, award-winning writer, and sculptor. Colin was even one of the principal investigators for NASA’s Apollo 15 mission, analyzing lunar stones. Colin Barker’s impressive multifaceted background, including science, writing, and art-making denotes a fertile active imagination, flexibility of thought that integrates layered content with symbolic poetry, academic contemplation, impeccable execution, and rich humor. His colored plexiglass pieces convey an exploration into the mystery and beauty of light through prismatic references and metaphors. With his use of the luminous material, he develops multidimensional glowing forms—elegant contemporary planar sculptures that reflect a clean formal beauty materialized by mathematical and scientific considerations for a futurist environment.
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