Hi, I’m a 40-foot tall boy named Bobby. I may not be a real boy, but my heart is real. Somebody is writing a story about me and my mom to explain why my giant letters appear but until that comes out, you can learn more about us here and on Instagram and Facebook. You can ask me questions if you want to and I can talk about some stuff but can’t tell you everything just yet. I look forward to getting to know you as I start to come to life for you. Mom chimes in sometimes too, her friends call her Lucinda.
Giant 12 foot letters to and from a fictional boy named Bobby have been appearing in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX since 2012. Through these letters we experience a young boy's struggles to understand himself in a complex world.
The giant letters create a physical atmosphere that invites the public to share in Bobby's life. They are accompanied by items such as a 9-foot pencil, 3-foot cookies, a 6-foot tall glass of milk, a 12-foot tall microscope or a 7-foot piece of pumpkin pie. The project, Giant Letter, is written, constructed and installed annually by Team Giant Letter. We are always seeking volunteers who can help us bring the installations to life and to extend the reach of the project.