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I created my first robot sculpture in my last year of college at MTSU. It was well received by my piers and encouraged me to continue to create several more.


 

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Most of the names I use for my robots and other works are never intended to be serious. I find the practice of naming artwork not only distracting to the viewer but a waist of time for the artist. The work is important not the Title. The name of my first work is ” Emotional Robot II”. Why the “II”? Because the first robot was too emotional to be seen in pubic… I made an effort in college to make fun of the practice of naming artwork.

I miss having a kiln to use in conjunction with the metal and wood work I used to do in college. For me, It was very rewarding if I could get completely different materials to play nice with each other in terms of transitioning from from one material to another with a finished look. I also enjoy manipulating the surfaces of materials to make them appear to be completely different materials. Love it.


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Unfortunately ER II didn’t make it when I moved to Phoenix, AZ after college. I guess he had separation anxiety when I put him in a dark box. I knew he was emotionally fragile, but I really didn’t think he would fall apart like that…

Perhaps I will make another just like him, one day.

 

By |2014-07-11T15:31:27-05:00June 26th, 2014|Fine Art, Robots, Sculpture, The First Breed of Robots|