Descriptions depicted by Robin are below each piece of artwork.
Hereditary Cloud – digital illustration (iPad)
Mental illness runs in my family like a line down the road. There are solid lines going on and on for miles of lives and broken lines where it skips a family member only to return in another. The figure is on high sailing along with the beloved clouds but the head is nowhere to be seen. Always in a fog, totally unaware of the heights that they have climbed and the impending fall.
Colleen – pencil sketch
At the time I could not have known but my babysitter growing up was even more special to me than I let on. My brother, sister and i were actually left in the care of an angel. She is always 16 years old, and always will be.
A poem for Colleen:
She died while we slept
Now she does the sleeping
Her hugs from behind
And kissing so kind
Now all nowhere
And horribly gone
Come back Colleen
DALI – pencil sketch
Growing up one of my earliest memories is looking at three books on a shelf that contained the most bizarre, frightening images I had ever seen. I was always staring at these pictures in a state of fascination and fear. The detail of the paintings were so real that I mistakenly took them for photographs of actual scenes in reality somewhere. In 2001 I was fortunate enough to take a trip to St. Petersburg Florida to visit the Salvador Dali Museum to finally see some of these paintings which I knew so well. It was the single greatest experience of visual intoxication I have ever had.
Blank – pencil sketch
At one time I was afraid of a blank page or canvas. The tyranny of what to do becomes like a fever and nothing seems good enough or worth doing and then nothing gets done. The easiest way to break this fever is for me to embrace the perfect empty blank space and let it live and breathe and exist as it is unchalleneged. The question is not what to do, the question is what not to do. Very soon I realize that everything in the entire realm of reality is worth drawing and I just draw it. Whatever that is.
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