Monday, September 7, 2009

Lovebot One

Just completed a commission for Mike from San Francisco. Why give organic flowers that will only be alive for a few days when you can give robotic flowers that will last a lifetime.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Weezer Chop

Recently I was asked to create a prop for a CD cover shoot. The CD, called Fresh Cuts 4, features a previously unreleased track “Everybody Go Away” by Weezer. The band had an idea for the cover based on the Slap Chop infomercial. They wanted an infomercial style vegetable chopper with a blade shaped like the Weezer logo. Unlike the cheap plastic Slap Chop, it's constructed of all metal parts. Unseen in the photo, there's a 12AX7 vacuum tube in the center which you can see through the side vents.

Although I would not actually chop veggies with it and eat them, I think the chopper came out looking pretty good. The cover design is by Nicole Smith and the photos were taken by Daniel Cristol.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Meet The Sheriff

He was not elected to office and he's not the chief law enforcement officer for the courts in some U.S. county.

He for sure does not represent any royal authority in a shire or region of the United Kingdom.

So... Why is he called The Sheriff?

The answer is simple. Because the star on his chest reminded me of a Sheriff's badge.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lucas's Sonic Screwdriver

Today I made a Sonic Screwdriver with Lucas. Feels real in your hand... as if there was a real one to compare it to.

No Escaping It wins the Best of Show

Sammy Moir of Ventura, CA, won "Best of Show" for his inventive "No Escaping It Robotic Menagerie" in the Professional Arts Show at the 2009 Ventura County Fair. He also won first place in the indoor sculpture division. Standing over six feet tall, the piece is loaded with robotic detail and steampunk style. As Sammy puts it, “This colossal robotic menagerie is a glittering glimpse into the future of mankind, relieved of his tedious burdens and superfluous obligations by his loyal robotics.”
This was the first time that Sammy has entered the Ventura County Fair and he’s “shocked, stunned, and having fun!” This father of two, who also has a day job as a full-time marketing director, says “Whether it’s sculpting, raising my children, marketing, editing video, or even washing a car, I try to uncover the art in whatever I am doing. So I suppose mostly I’m an artist.”
You can see Sammy’s work at the Ventura County Fair Pro Arts Show thru August 16th, 2009 or you can explore it at online gallery

The poster reads:


A grand combination
and marvel to behold

Including special SCIENTIFIC Spectacles for crystal clear presentation through a plethora of glass viewing portals. All designed for your maximum amusement & satisfaction.

This COLOSSAL Robotic Menagerie is a glittering glimpse into the FUTURE of mankind, relieved of his tedious burdens and superfluous obligations by his loyal robotics.

Witness & DELIGHT in six robotic wonders operating their fantastical metallic machinery.

Confined by Two Dioramic Chambers:
Big Brass Bot, Von Flaca, Sergio Leonebot, Fuelbot, Keep-on Keeping-on, & Old One Eye.

Guaranteed to amaze and confound young & old
Another Fine Example

Friday, August 7, 2009

From the Wreckage

Last week at my real job as Director of Multimedia Marketing for Guitar Center we produced a television spot in which a band smashes all of their gear at the end of their show. As you might imagine I was drooling over all the broken bits.

Meet H45... Like a Phoenix this bot rose from the ashes of the smashed up the musical gear. If you are a musician you may recognize some of the parts... bass saddles arms, drum tension rod legs, bass drum claw back, guitar knob feet, and broken keyboard stand head and torso.

Something from nothing.