John H. Robinson
John Robinson is from the
Umonhon tribe of Nebraska, and is a member of the
Hongashenu clan, which is Earth People. He
is a self-taught artist. Robinson combines his culture and traditional
teachings to inspire and reflect his talent of art. He is particular
to using Water Birds (prayer messengers) in his paintings, to honor and respect
Wakonda: THE CREATOR.
Bright colors and speckles make up a form
of art he calls Spiritual Visioning, creating an image within the spirit.
Seven symbols are used in various paintings representing the seven chiefs
of the Umonhon tribe. Robinson also ad-mires
sacred animals, enjoys old Indian stories, watching sunsets, and going to
Robinson has been drawing and painting
since child-hood. He has traveled extensively to various art schools
and exhibits. He has recently gotten into photography and has studied
contrast and texture to enhance his ability to capture what he sees on film.
Robinson enjoys working with the process of photography. "It helps
make my art work feel whole as I express it." Mr. Robinson now resides
in Macy, NE and plans to finish college.
Robinson sees art as a part of his life.
"All works of art are good," he says, "you just have to look within
one's self to understand." "When I look at the natural color of the
world," he remarks, "it reminds me that I should show respect and be grateful
for all origins of life, for one day it could be taken away."