Robin Cassady-Cain

Rita Benson - Toronto Goldsmith
Susan Ward - Watercoour and Stained Glass artist

Largely informally trained in goldsmithing technques, Robin established her professional artist practice in 2018, when she moved back to Toronto from the UK. Her ongoing series is the culmination of three aspects: goldsmithing, textiles, and her former career as an immunologist. The genesis of this work was a collaborative exhibit between The Roslin Institute, a world leading institute for animal research (where she was working at the time) and the Edinburgh College of Art (both in Scotland).  Her work examines the duality of the human immune system; the positive defense aspect and the darker, self-consuming aspect. This is expressed through the use of different finishes and colours. These contrasts reflect the concept that although these cells defend the body, sometimes they turn against the self and become the destroyers.  Further, he amorphous and organic forms are representative of the heterogenous and changing dynamics of the cells of the immune system, as well as the responses that they carry out in infection and disease.

Robin is a Guest Artist with the Beach Studio Tour, and this is her first tour. However, she is based out of the Jewel Envy studio in the West End of Toronto.

Rita Benson - Toronto Goldsmith
Rita Benson - Toronto Goldsmith
Rita Benson - Toronto Goldsmith

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