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Art Show: Alphabet: Typography Incorporated into Art

The Letter "A"

by Robert Thomas Robie

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Art: The Letter A by Artist Robert Thomas Robie
Beauty, which is what is meant by art, using the word in its widest sense, is, I contend, no mere accident to human life, which people can take or leave as they choose, but a positive necessity of life. - William Morris, The Beauty of Life, 1880

Just last moon I had a dream that Mr. Morris came to me and smiled, as only an Englishman can do. He asked me if I remembered him and I said, yes. He told me a tale in which he spoke through my friends so we could hear him speak once again and taste his work and I smiled. So we offer the letter "A" with Africa's Grey Parrot, Pygmy Falcon and Appolo Butterlies.

I believe the true beauty of nature and her creations are a neccesity to life, so to demonstrate this ideal I have embraced one of England's finest artisians, William Morris and his ability to connect language to his art, intermixed with my own views of the power contained within animal spirits . This illustration symbolizes the notion that the beauty and power of nature can, and should, intertwine with mankinds' ability to create form and language.

Robert Robie Febuary 29, 2004

Detail Images

Detail Image for art The Letter

African Grey Parrot

Detail Image for art The Letter

African Pigmy Hawk

Detail Image for art The Letter

Appolo Butterlies


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