K. Čapek’s play R.U.R. ‘Rossum’s Universal Robots’ coined new word and term in 1920 – robot. The word is Czech and means ‘forced labor’. Idea behind constructing a machine being able to act per order has been present since then. In the artistic world we manipulate with visualization of functionality via creation of cute, little robotic creatures.
As a result, designer Brian Marshall created assemblage sculptures out of unusual, found, broken objects. Any material found its place in his untamed imagination. Do you feel like adopting one from Brian’s collection or creating your own? Boost your ideas and transform it into amusing moments with your friends and children.
„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.“