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For the Joy of Light

Documenting Robert Singleton's work with the highest quality color images. Paintings from 1964 - 1973 “The Florida Years” to “Screamer Mountain” 1973 -1978 to the remote mountains of West Virginia. This elegantly designed eighty page book details the metamorphic change which took place in Robert’s work. ~~~ Celebrating Robert's 80th year and over five decades of his creativity.

FLORIDA 1964-1973

FLORIDA 1964-1973 TheFloridayearswerefulofthevitalityofyouth.Theworkswerespontaneous,sensuous,attimes reckles,constantlychangingandsearching,alwaysreachingbeyondthelastpainting,reaching beyondmyself.Yetcriticsdescribedtheworkas"mature,serious,asensitiveartist."Onlynow,with 20/20hindsightdoIknow theywerethenecesarygroundworkfortheyearstocome,whenI believedthatmaturitywouldcome. Ofthemanyexhibitionsorcompetitionstheworkwassubmittedto,Iwasneverabletoout-guesthe critics,judgesorthepublic.IfIhadapersonalchoiceofapainting,Ithoughtwasstrong,thatchoice nevermatchedtheJudgesorCriticschoice.Manyofthepaintingswereridiculedbythepublic, describingthem as"somethingmychildcoulddo"or"somethingfrom asickmind."OnoneoccasionI sawaniratewomanverbalyattackingthejudgeforgivingoneofthepaintingsBestinShow.Shewas outragedthatsuch"trash"couldwinanyaward. AtthattimeIbelievedalArtwas,orshouldbe,auniversallanguagespeakingtotheaffirmative.That itwouldalwayscommunicate.Notsoandsadly.... "ArthathanenemycaledIgnorance." BenJonson,1599

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