Most of these robot figures (often called "nerdbots") are made from found objects, purely for your esthetic appreciation - and yet one can't shake the feeling that they might one day come to life (as if in some Stephen King story) and invade your cubicle, making shrill R2D2 sounds and mounting attacks on, say, a hated monstrous copy machine in the corner.
Mike Rivamonte's metal sculptures are "interpretation of robots and spacemen capable of flight and mischief. Rare and collectible objects from all over are transformed to create expressive unique characters." -
...or at least, robots more humanlike in shape, having legs and even female curves. Brotron creator Greg Brotherton says that he strives to make "heroic icons", not just sculptures, investing ordinary (found) object with fantastic, sometimes diabolical, function.
You gotta love that robot lady's illuminated corset bra, featuring junked pieces of 1955 DeSoto Fireflite:
(see our article Ladies and Robots for more ideas in this direction)
This is truly a classic - a "Rise of Discord" statue features almost Greek proportions and a riveted, highly evocative face...
That shining example of robotic design above is called a Munbot - a robot, or a bug zapper? Probably both.
Faster than you can say "Leviton Vaporizer"... you will be dispatched in style
Time to cover some ray guns on DRB. Again. Yes we love them, so bear with us... Andy Hill was on a ray gun kick recently. Like with his Andybots and Saucerbots, retro-future was again his inspiration (along with recycling and reusing). His "Leviton Vaporizer" seem to have some steampunk influence, too:
Any self-respecting robot would love to shoot from these super-powered guns, but to do that he'd have to consult the Three Laws of Robotics (by Isaac Asimov). These laws are quite restrictive, so we figure there is little chance that a robot would fire up cannons like these. Still... think about it...
And we finish with the very appropriate art by Italian illustrator PierLuigi Longo:
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