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The Light thumb

The Light

Robert’s images served many functions. This Ezekiel-like vision by way of Bob Dylan emerged out of Robert’s “Accident” series. The image next appeared on Robert’s home-made Christmas card for 1990, with a line from the Bible inside: “The light shines

Into the Light thumb

Into the Light

This Ezekiel-like vision by way of Bob Dylan is one of a number of pen and ink studies exploring the idea of a stranded man looking for help. In earlier versions of the image, Robert depicts actual landscapes around the

Cover for Partnered with the Sun thumb

Cover for Partnered with the Sun

Robert illustrated the cover for this book of poems by his sister Janet Pope. Robert often used pattern in his work, especially his commercial work, and collected samples of different patterns from diverse sources. The arrangement of spiraling rays suggest

Study for Sun thumb

Study for Sun

Robert rarely experimented as boldly with color as in this sketch. The notes are most instructive of his use of the sketchbook to generate ideas. He considers the sun as a symbol of life, then notes how his design treats

Halifax Citadel over Rooftops thumb

Halifax Citadel over Rooftops

Robert’s Argyle Street studio looked out over Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax. The building in the immediate foreground with the long rows of windows, which has now been torn down, belonged to the Chronicle Herald. Halifax Citadel over Rooftops and

Sunset over Blomidon thumb

Sunset over Blomidon

This small watercolour is a variation on Robert’s earlier View of Hantsport, but with the town, factory, and river eliminated to concentrate instead on the profusion of summer trees, the distant Minas Basin and Cape Blomidon. The tiny car gives