Robot orphanage junk art by Brian Marshall
American sculptor Brian Marshall from Wilmington, Delaware, has created The world’s first robot orphanage, the entire army of cute robots, with nice expression and great stance. Looking at them you can’t resist not to adopt one of them. The artist himself calls his gallery of sculptures “adopt a bot”, which is worth doing. Every “orphan” is made of found objects – old cutlery, discarded cans, car parts, any metal object. Brian Marshall began making these cute robots quite innocently: he saved a broken different utensils, disassemble it into parts, and did amusing figures of mechanical men, then he gave some to his friends. Over time, the collection widened, gaining prominence. His wonderful robots made from scrap metal, began to find their owners. A young artist has been creating beautifully detailed sculptures for some years already, and it’s not just a hobby, it’s an obsession.
“Each robot is constructed almost entirely from reused materials. These materials are cleaned and polished to varying degrees depending on the persona I am attempting to achieve. Even the nuts and bolts that are used to hold together each creation are from a recycler. With simple, fun designs that contain easily recognizable pieces, it is my hope that viewers will not only find a personality to connect with, but that they will also see the value of and possibilities for reducing, reusing and recycling in our world today”.