I thought it was such a cool Idea, when I saw that James Hance, after Maya Angelou’s passing, did a work of art to sell for charity and then freely gave a full resolution digital copy to whoever wanted it.
When I heard about Robin’s tragic passing, I instantly thought I wanted to do something like that. And before I even got started, I saw that James had already started a painting of Williams as Peter Pan to again, sell for charity, and give away digital copies of the original to whomever would want it.
Now, I’m not the best at writing, but, the way I see it is that in the aftermath of such a tragic loss, there can be a ripple of love and positivity spreading across the globe in tribute to the gifts that the lost person has imparted into their admirers. And Robin was certainly one of those for me.
I can’t begin to write about the wonderful hours of enjoyment this man gave to me throughout the entire span of my memory. From watching Mork And Mindy when it was actually on TV when i was a kid, to 100’s of repeat views of Hook, The Birdcage, The Dead Poet’s Society, and especially Awakenings to name a molecule of his work. Again, I’m not the best at summarizing his effect on my life but it was no small one. I hate to just stick it to movies. I know there’s a lot more to say, but most folks like me are better at visual communications.
Anyways, at this point I want to follow Jame’s example and, at this point, freely offer the high res file for anyone’s use simply as a remembrance to Robin, except for reselling of coarse (unless in the case of charity). As for the original, I have not organized anything for it yet. He may just end up living in our own walls so we can remember him always as well. If I;m able to organize something good for it you will know right away.
If you wish to donate to a charity in response to getting the image. Send it to somewhere you think would be a good place.
I will also add a link to James’ page so you can go there and get his Peter Pan one which is by far superior in my opinion ;) . And you can see his recommended charities as well. James Hance’s art page is RIGHT HERE https://www.facebook.com/ArtByJamesHance
We will miss you Robin Williams!
Below is the download link for the high res file, again use it however you want.
GET IT HERE https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bx0lnsGa0gmTdFRkcjZpUkZ4c00