“No, I’m from Iowa: I only work in outer space.”
I get to make a new raygun!
The day I welded Leigh I said to myself “today I weld in color”. I’m so proud of her attitude: confident yet demure. Her skirt is made from a large bearing that spins in either direction. Her red-handled scissor-wings used to a tool of SCUL, but someone (*ahem*) abused it and broke a tip.
I tried to weld as to keep the heat to a minimum, in order to keep as much of the original parts’ paint.
Dotti is appropriately named for her extensive rivets, but she’s actually named after my grandmother, Dorothy. She’s very tall for a Mercury Class Astrobot: 20″ inches. I love her sense of wonder. Her skirt is made from square nails. Her knobby knees are made from hex and acorn nuts.
21″ x 11″ x 5″
Niabi has a special place in the evolution of the Astrobot in a few ways: she’s got more ‘rivets’ than any other Astrobot to date. Continue reading
The 200th bot to roll off the Skunkadelic production line! Archer will always have a special place in my heart: a real milestone. I love his smile. It’s amazing a bullet lamp from a heavyweight cruiser bicycle can smile so sweetly.
Archer’s ribcage is made from old box wrenches, reminiscent of a band-uniform. He’s a lot heavier than he looks!
Currently available through 13Forest Gallery
Somerville Open Studios is an event not to be missed. 401 artists in twelve hours? That gives you 1 minute, 47 seconds to see each artist. Good luck! No one hu-man can possibly see it all without the aid of time travel devices. If you don’t have one handy, check out the Somerville Museum: they’ve got the artist’s choice exhibit, which acts as a targeting computer for your brand of talent. Romer is there, posting watch.
Skunkadelic Coordinates: 75 Bartlett Street, Somerville System.
Time Index: Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th, noon to 1800 hours
Got the robots. Got the rayguns. Got the rocketships. Come meet my fetching new Jupiter Class Astrobot; he’s not done, and not yet named; but he plans on being online by Saturday 1200 hours,. And for those who love beer as much as art, come and try the XO of SCUL’s homebrew: he’s an expert and you will not be disappointed.
The Nave Gallery
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA
Exhibit dates: March 17-March 31, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 17th 3-6 pm
Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Jennifer Swanson Downes
Dorothy Amore Pilla
The 2nd Event in the Art of the UnGrand Series
55 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Central Square, 2.5 blocks from the Central Square T stop (on the Red Line)
an exhibition of Museum-quality heavy-duty TIG welded toys and sculpture made from recycled steel by Skunk
Opening Reception: Saturday Feb 18, 6-8pm
Sunday Feb 19, 3-6pm
Monday Feb 20-Wednesday Feb 22, 5-8pm