15 Years with the Slobots – Mid-Century Modern Inspiration

If you saw my previous post, 2019 marks 15 years that I have been making Slobots. I’ve always felt a special affinity to Space Age Modern and Mid-Century Design. The use of – what was then a new product – plastic and the excitement over space travel and new technologies made this a really interesting mix. It was a time of hope and change that seems so exciting.

All this got me to thinking about my influences as an artist, so I decided to take some of my inspirations and create robots from that time period, using TVs and radios as the heads of the Slobots.

Below are the first 8 robots in the series – 4 with radio heads and 4 with TV heads. All can be purchased in my Slobot shop. They come in convenient sizes – 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 17″, and my favorite 13″ x 19″. Larger sizes and prints on canvas are available as special orders.