Robert loved music and had his own radio show at Acadia University, as did his girlfriend Heather, who is pictured here as the singing figure on the left. Heather is one of three women making and recording their own music. The tape recorder and microphone have a particularly prominent place in the image, reflecting Robert’s fascination with media and how technology allows ordinary people to make artistic statements of their own. The picture is closely related to the painting, Insomnia, which suggests an unhealthy state of all-night binging, but is also clearly a picture of friendship and creative collaboration.
Friends & Music