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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.

Inthesummerof2012aftermorethenatenyearhiatusfrom painting,Irediscoveredthepurejoyofthecreativeemergence.... Atthisnew junctureofmylife,Iam backtopaintingfultimeand pleasedtosharetheresultsofthisnew beginning.

InRobertSingleton‘swords... RecentlyIwasintheprocessofupdatingmyrésuméwhenitocuredtomethatarésuméis asimpersonalasthepaperitiswrittenon.Itisalotofdatesandevents.Theseevents, however,aretheresultsofdreams,desires,andpassionswhichinrealityisamoreacurate portraitofwhom thispersonis.Inrecentyears,thewhoandwhyhasbecomefarmore importantthanthewhat. Icanhonestlysay...atthispointinmylifetheegocentricdriveforartisticrecognitionhas withered.AsIhavematured,Ihavecometounderstandthatperhapsrecognitionofselfby selfisthesubstancesofactualityandauthenticity. Onthisjourneycaledlifeaswebecomeolderandmoreacceptingofourselves.Theneedto proveorvalidateourexistencethroughotherpeopleisnolongerconsequential.Althat mattersisthetruthofwhom weareandlovingthatpersonalongwithourfelowhuman beingsunconditionaly.Ipersonalyfeelthesinglebeneficialmotivationoflifecentersupon thecompasionoftheconnectionswesharewithourfelowhumans. RobertSingleton’slifejourneyisreflectedinhisart...Theeventsthatcausedatransformationof boththeartandtheartist...From AbstractExpresionism toatranscendentexpresionofLight.