Junk shines in artist's robo-sculptures

Will Wagenaar's robot sculptures, all recycled and bolted together, seem at once antique and futuristic. See a gallery of some of best work.

"Radford" has a retro View-Master for a head and an antique English tin for a body. A roller skate, faucet, valve, and tongs make up the rest of the piece. Click on the image above to see more of Will Wagenaar's work. Will Wagenaar

Florida-based artist Will Wagenaar is obsessed with junk. He constantly scours yard sales and flea markets for discarded objects that he transforms into playful creations. Wagenaar's robot sculptures, all recycled and bolted together, seem at once antique and futuristic.

"My inspiration comes from the materials themselves and the linkage of objects," Wagenaar says. "The human condition is also my inspiration. I use robots to illuminate all the problems, predicaments, and personalities of real people."

Below you'll find a gallery of some of Wagenaar's best; you can see more of the artist's creations at his photostream.

About the author

Crave freelancer Tim Hornyak is the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots." He has been writing about Japanese culture and technology for a decade. E-mail Tim.

 

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