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Awestruck Kirby Bot

Brent Scofield's avatar Brent Scofield

Kirby is a life-sized assemblage robot standing over six feet tall. Components used include vintage Kirby vacuum cleaner parts for the head, neck, and shoulders. Other components include various aluminum kitchen utensils, vintage walk behind golf bag carrier parts, lamp pieces, gas stove parts, and other pieces too numerous to mention. Kirby is posed while gazing at himself in a chrome vintage car mirror held in his left hand. The message is a Sentient Robot or A.I. Self-Awareness and he is "Awestruck" as he sees himself in the mirror. Kirby was constructed in the basement of local artist Brent Scofield from the Fruitport area. Special thanks to Fred and Amanda Averill at Fred's Small Engine Repair in Ravenna, MI for parts, technical assistance, and consulting. 231 685-1127 And special thanks to Pete Stieler for his assistance with set-up and music! Influencers: Kieth Lo Bue, Stephane Halleux, Clayton Bailey, Tinkerbots - Dan Jones, Lockwasher Design, Martin Horspool

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1 - Foot
  • Medium: Metal
  • Width: 2 - Feet
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 6+ Feet