Giant 12 foot letters between Santa and a fictional boy named Bobby have been appearing in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX since 2012. Through these letters we experience Bobby's struggles to understand himself in a world that can be painful and confusing. Navigating difficult topics through a child's perspective, the giant letters create a physical atmosphere that invites readers to share in compassion and empathy. As Bobby explores his inner turmoil, we take part in a boy's special ability to transform destructive feelings into emotions that can alter reality in positive and productive ways. The letters are accompanied by items such as a 9 foot pencil, 3 foot cookies, a 6 foot tall glass of milk or a 12 foot tall microscope. The project, Giant Letter, is written, constructed and installed annually by Caro d’Offay, Laura Gilmore and Marj Wormald.
The current letter can be found in the 1300 block of Broadmoor drive in Austin, TX 78723 from December 12, 2018 through January 11, 2019.
Lights out at 11pm.