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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...

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.