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botShots is an expanding and evolving resource for artists, students, educators and enthusiasts of both art and robots.

Featuring the 'Best-in-Show' of the Robot Art world in any media, we keep the editorializing to a minimum and strive to let the work speak for itself. Our statement on quality was made by it's inclusion in our collection.

Each image is linked to a larger version for more detailed examination and a link to the website of each artist featured is also provided.

We hope you enjoy...

The Up-cycled Art of Gabriel Dishaw

Working with metal and mechanical objects has been a passion of Gabriel Dishaw since his early teens. Eventually developing into an art practice and philosophy surrounding the up-cycling of discarded electronic and mechanical 'junk', Dishaw finds an outlet for his creative expression that, according to him "both helps me and the environment".

Sourcing found objects from abandoned typewriters, adding machines and old computers, Dishaw painstakingly assembles his creations, wrapping and stitching the items together using metal wire.

Photo: Coleman Norris
According to his artist statement "I begin each sculpture with an idea of how can I take these found pieces of useless metal and insignificant objects and create something that everyone can understand and relate to. I find myself looking at ordinary mechanical items to see how I could turn that something, into something else not originally intended for that use."

Mickey Skull

Angel of Light


You can find more of Gabriel Dishaw's work on his website gabrieldishaw.squarespace.com

Christopher Conte's 'PRECOG' & 'Scarlett'

Precognative - 2010
Photo © 2010 Dennis Blachut

PRECOG triggers Uncanny Valley type unease as the organic and inorganic world collide. We are forced to recognize something altogether familiar, yet eerily menacing, and cannot help but ponder if we are gazing at an ancestor of our future demise. A combination of custom fabricated and found object construction, PRECOG features an embedded Ipod Nano which projects subtle video (or visions) onto the lenses of each of the three eyes. The full color source video is mechanically broken down into the three additive primary colors. (RedGreenBlue)

 'Scarlett' - 2011

Another sublime creation from Christopher Conte entitled Scarlett, was featured in the show "Conjoined", curated by Chet Zar, at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Christopher's work has a (literal) polish and finish that makes them look like fully functional production pieces that one might expect to see wandering around in search of some fresh oil... This may explain why he has sold every piece he has ever made.

Eric Joyner's Big Bang Theory

Jungle Trek

Eric Joyner's 'Jungle Trek' (see above) has taken him some pretty interesting places, though perhaps none more visible than the hit CBS sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'. You may recognize some of Erics work adorning the walls of Sheldon and Leonard's apartment. (see below)
Caught Again - 2008
 'Caught Again' hangs on Leonard's bedroom wall, above his bed, and 'The Final Blow' (below) hangs on the wall of their living room.

The Final Blow - 2003
Let's hope this is the start of a trend and the producers of 'The Big Bang Theory' stop by botShots and get inspired to add more of the amazing robot art featured.

Happy New Year, again...

Well it's that time of year again and a whole year since I've last updated botShots. I am very sorry for this lapse and resolve to pick up right where i left off and not let another year go by without adding to this growing repository of fantastic robot related art. I have a backlog of content to add and new work is always being created that needs to be seen.

With that said I hope you will forgive my 'extended vacation' and continue to explore the fantastic world of robot art with us in the future. Watch this space. I'm back and with resolve. I hope your holidays and New Years were excellent and I look forward to resuming botShots with a new found motivation and rekindled enthusiasm.

2011... The Year of the Bot?