The ROBOTS 1 year Birthday Celebration begins today!
In case you didn't know the robots story of origin, I will share it here.
Last year I was on an extended traveling assignment and spent my days in rental cars and night after night in hotel rooms. Grateful for the steady work, but I missed my studio - desperately.
So the next break I had, I threw a box of random stuff in my suitcase and decided to make SOMETHING. ANYTHING.
This was also in October during the 31 Nights of Halloween tv specials, so after work I'd watch a movie and make weird things. And that's how the ROBOTS were born. These new friends showed up just when I needed them to.
It all makes sense. I love blocks of wood - really, truly, love blocks. And I've always made dolls - large public art, small anthromorphic* animals and objects.....and now robots!
These fellows make me happy. They seem to make themselves, like magic. Each with their own personality. I am just there to supply the right parts.
And now, a year later, over a hundred robots have been adopted out! I couldn't be more happy.
There really is something magical in not giving up!
*anthropomorphic, it derives from the Greek word anthrōposi, which means "human being." One thing human beings like to do is anthropomorphize animals and inanimate objects. If that sounds fancy, just think about a kindergarten student putting a smiley face on his drawing of a sun.
Shannon Marie makes.... a lot. This is where I can explain what I am doing and why, show new work and ideas. ...and ....