Dot m305

Dot is a custom Mercury-Class Astrobot made from hand-picked parts with the client. His arms rotate 360 degrees. His spring feet wobble and move in a charming way, and his big feet keep him stable.

Work By Kelly Shpeley

The painting that inspired the creation of “Dot”, by artist Kelly Shpeley

Dot was inspired by this painting by Kelly Shpeley. As the client and I hand-picked parts from my metal collection, we kept referring to the painting as ‘the photograph from the future.’ While at first I has a difficult time imagining solutions to the glass dome, the bendy arms and legs and the heart, I thought we’d give it a shot and see what happens.

I’m proud of Dot quite a lot.

thirteen bicycle parts, machine block, two lathe chuck jaws, two valves, two springs, acme threaded rod, two ball bearings, gear, two reamer blades, copper, bronze, enamel

8 lbs. 6 oz.

12 x 5 x 6.5 in.