April 12, 2011
Hello. Nice to meet you. My name is Bud. Bud is the imaginative creation of artist Gordon Bennett. Standing 13” tall, this collection of parts and pieces, beautifully composed, encapsulates a spirit within. Mr. Bennett’s robots are whimsical, yet painstakingly precise in their execution. The detailing of each object and connection is exquisite. I appreciate the time taken to craft each one of the robot identities, and the insight provided to their implied personality by their given name.
Although these robots look like a child’s dream come true, they are designed for display. There are no moving or battery operated parts, and they are not intended to be a toy. These repurposed found objects are reuse at its best. Creative and inspirational. Meet a few of Bud's buddies, Ms. Jello, Shelton, McGraw and Thermo King.
“These robot sculptures created by Gordon Bennett, are made from a mixture of found objects which are both old and new. The parts are found in various places including garbage dumps, basements, construction sites, and garage sales. They are inspired by Norman Bel Geddes and Raymond Loewy whose visions of the “Modern Age” helped shape industrial design of the 40’s and 50’s. The materials are wood, metal, bakelite, glass, plastic, rubber and paint. Each robot is a unique, one-of-a-kind sculpture and receives its own numbered metal tag as proof it’s an authentic Bennett Robot Works robot. Each robot takes about a month to build. They range in height from 14” to 25”.
To learn more about the artwork of Gordon Bennett, visit the Bennett Robot Works website at http://www.bennettrobotworks.com. All images and excerpts posted with permission of the artist.
Tags: Bennett Robot Works, design, Found Objects, Gordon Bennett, Reuse, Robot, Sculpture