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October 12, 2005 8:09 AM   Subscribe

A beautiful collection of Robots built out of junk. Imagine if all those things you see everyday that make you think "that sort of looks like a face, right?" stood up on two (or three) feet. ------- [note: I promise, this is in no way a self-link. I only discovered this website last night while egotisticallly googling my own name. No relation!]
posted by JBennett (22 comments total)

 
These are awesome. Thanks.
posted by whatzit at 8:10 AM on October 12, 2005


If we can't castigate you for a self-link, can we do so for googling your own name?

No? Aw, well. Great stuff, anyway.

Reminds me somewhat of this exhibit in the American Visionary Art Museum.
posted by soyjoy at 8:17 AM on October 12, 2005


Excellent! Pity I can't afford one ...
posted by carter at 8:19 AM on October 12, 2005


These are pretty cool, although the prices seem a little steep. And a nitpick: these are less robots than sculptures of robots.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:19 AM on October 12, 2005


Oh. wow. This is awesome.

I suddenly think I might know what I need to buy myself for my Birthday. Who doesn't need a comforting sculpture of a robot?
posted by anastasiav at 8:20 AM on October 12, 2005


Very nice. If MeFi allowed avatars, I'd steal this beauty. Although he looks a bit like Clamps from Futurama
posted by hall of robots at 8:21 AM on October 12, 2005


This is great. I've always loved visiting Dr. Evermor's sculpture park, which has a similar theme but on a much, much larger scale. It supposedly has the largest metal sculpture in the world, the "Forevertron".
posted by hupp at 8:32 AM on October 12, 2005


hall of robots: at least he doesn't look like the Crushinator! (But yeah, what's up with the prices?? Obviously I'm in the wrong line of work, or at least I hope they weren't priced in USD or Euro!)
posted by whatzit at 8:32 AM on October 12, 2005


Very neat, thanks!

The prices don't seem that high to me considering they're one of a kind items. Glass, stone, or wood sculptures can cost as much. Just because they look like toys doesn't mean they have to be priced like them.
posted by dobbs at 8:45 AM on October 12, 2005


!

(not at the link, which is cool, but at someone registered with my last name and first initial)

Now I must vie with you.
posted by ubernostrum at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2005


all your junk are belong to us?
posted by tim451 at 8:56 AM on October 12, 2005


Imagine if all those things you see everyday that make you think "that sort of looks like a face, right?" stood up on two (or three) feet.

I am reminded of the towering, sentient Trash-God in China Mieville's Perdido Street Station and his mechanical minions.
posted by ToasT at 8:56 AM on October 12, 2005


I for one welcome, blah blah blah. (Cool link!)
posted by brain_drain at 9:20 AM on October 12, 2005


These are great. Thanks.
posted by purephase at 9:24 AM on October 12, 2005


Unleash the Chang!
posted by wfrgms at 9:49 AM on October 12, 2005


meh. Cute use of found art, but not 1200-3000 dollars a pop worth
posted by stenseng at 11:39 AM on October 12, 2005


This is a great link, thanks!

And I think all internet altercations should begin with: "Now I must vie with you."
posted by frykitty at 11:45 AM on October 12, 2005


Holy moly! Total genius. I want them ALL! Now!

And as for:

meh. Cute use of found art, but not 1200-3000 dollars a pop worth

You sir, are philistinism incarnate.
posted by MaxVonCretin at 12:15 PM on October 12, 2005


lovely!
posted by jann at 1:43 PM on October 12, 2005


Yes! very cool,and very much like Clayton's(warning! boing sound)
posted by hortense at 4:43 PM on October 12, 2005


thanks
posted by es_de_bah at 8:37 PM on October 12, 2005


There's a lot more variety in execution (though less in materials) at Hubcap Creatures, as previously discussed.
posted by Aknaton at 10:36 AM on October 13, 2005


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