Robin Babitt brings a whimsical creative experience to the art of cooking. In ‘Bon Art-Petit Recipe/Art Book,’ she brings to life her intimate relationship with colors and letters to keep the thrill and adventure of learning alive.
Babbitt has a unique sensory reaction known as Synesthesia. Both letters and numbers trigger a visual sensory of unique colors. Numbers take on primary colors for her, while letters create a hue cycle differentiating each based on the intensity of the colored pattern.
“Letters are different shades of colors. Numbers are primary colors. In elementary school, I saw the alphabet above the black chalkboard as a rainbow. Art class was my ally, and algebra my adversary. I thought everyone saw the alphabet as I did until I learned of a phenomenon that identified me. I have been described as unique, colorful, and animated, and I could not tell you why. My magical talent is that I see things differently than others see them. I see things through the lens of a kaleidoscope. From the very beginning, I’ve been described as unique, colorful, and possessing a ‘light.’ Some have told me that people are drawn to me because of this ‘light.’
“Radio City Music Hall Presents THE BLINTZETTES” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ X 24″
Written and illustrated by Robin Babitt, “Bachuki, A Little Bumblebee in a Great BIG World” is a children book that explores environmental and human subjects. Through Bachuki, Babitt shares a timely message about adapting to change and honoring the environment. With an inviting rhythmic tone and friendly, relatable characters, this story shows the many faces and experiences that construct a community. Vibrant pictures warm the heart, while relaying a valuable lesson – any form of kindness makes the world beautiful. From the naïve perspective of a bee, Babitt uses commonly known social groups such as family and friendship as a stimulus, approaching complex subjects by focusing on more specific topics such as the transformation of a butterfly.