Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know that, each year, 17 million robots go without arms and legs and that some never get a chance to see through transplanted eyes?  In fact, every day, 4 out of 5 robot parts are cast into landfills to simply rust away.
However, there is hope.  Together, we can break the never-ending cycle of waste and dismemberment. 
At the Robot Rescue Coalition, our mission is to rescue, reassemble, and release robots into the world again.  We believe that, while all robots are not created equal, they ARE endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Personality, and the Pursuit of Appendages.

Please join us in this crusade to end robot cruelty.  Save a life.  Buy a robot.

From recycled and found objects, those things you may remember from kitchens and garages of years past, comes the artwork of Rebecca Jackson.  Her delight lies within taking things apart and reassembling the pieces in unexpected ways.  From this aesthetic process emerges quirky robots and steampunk art.

When she goes on rescue missions, she doesn’t see flashlights, canisters, or teapots.  She sees bodies, heads, and missing legs.  Her workshop surfaces are littered with these body parts, and after trial-and-error limb and head transfusions, a robot takes shape.  As she drills and bolts them together, their personalities develop, and the components tell a story that gives each one its own sense of individuality and background.

Each finished piece of art reminds her that being a little different is not necessarily a bad thing (and that her obsession with metal objects is, at least, partially justified).

 ***Use Coupon Code EARTHDAY25 at my Etsy shop for 25% off your order.  April 22 &23 only!***

No comments:

Post a Comment