Each Robot Chick begins as a unique hand sculpted original. I use a 2-part epoxy-like clay called Magic-Sculpt to make the original form. Magic-Sculpt is really great stuff, it smooths with water, it hardens over time and is super strong after it's fully cured. You can carve it, sand it, drill it...A high quality mold is then made from the original and a resin casting is then customized with hand crafted aluminum wings, rivets, old sewing machine parts and other found objects. Each Robot Chick is a one-of-a-kind piece of sculpture and is named and numbered and comes with her own hand stamped ID tag. The metallic-like patina is meticulously hand done and has to be seen in-person to truly be appreciated.
Graphic guru and T-shirt Czar, Brent Harris lives in Metro Detroit, where he attended the Center for Creative Studies and Wayne State University, studying both Graphic Design and Painting. For the past 15 years Brent has been the sole owner and operator of a successful design studio, Art Machine. Raised on a healthy dose of old Godzilla movies, hot rod culture and the early discovery of one of his Dad's Playboy magazines, set the early seeds for what would later become...Robot Chicks! In 1999 Brent made his first Robot Chick Sculpture, which was promptly sold at it's first showing.
"There's a personal satisfaction that comes from getting your hands dirty and the occasional minor flesh wound incurred while building something from nothing. The blending of found objects and my own sculptures to create something completely new, is the real fun for me. I'm always looking at objects as what they could be, rather than what they are."
¥ Are the Robot Chicks made of metal?
No, but they do look like they are. The actual body form of the robot chick starts out as a high quality resin casting. Then I use a metallic wax and various types of clear coat to get a metallic looking finish. The finish really has to be seen in person to appreciate. The wings and hair and other various add ons are all made of various metals.
¥ Can I get a custom Robot Chick made for me?
Yes, I do customized Robot Chicks to your specs and in most cases they're less expensive than you would think. Just send me an email and let me know what you're looking for. firstname.lastname@example.org
¥ Which galleries are currently showing your work?
Currently THE BIDDLE GALLERY in downtown Wyandotte, MI.
¥ How can I get on your mailing list?
Just send me an email and I'll add you to the list. You will be notifed of new show annoucments, updates to the website and all contests in the email@example.com
Letter from a former client:
Thank you so much for letting me buy Kyroptera! The pictures on the web site didn't do her justice - the craftsmanship is awesome and she's one of the most unusual and most beautiful works of art I've ever had the pleasure of owning. You'll be pleased to know that she's a constant talking point (okay, admittedly, most of the fellas are enraptured with her boobies, but what can I say? They are incredible!).
I also have to say that you really pulled out the stops to get her delivered to me in pristine condition and the service you provided in delivering her to me was excellent. I want more!
PAST SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS:
¥ Summer 2005, Guitar Show @ C-Pop, Detroit MI.
¥ February 2005, The Dirty Show, Detroit MI.
¥ August 2004, Tiki Show @ The AKA Gallery, Pontiac MI,
¥ July 2004, Ann Arbor Art Fair @ the Acme Mercantile, 111 West Liberty.
* March 2004, Where The Waterfalls At, Group exhibition, Pontiac MI.
¥ September 2003, Summer Sexpo, Detroit MI.
* July 2003, Wyandot Art Fair.
¥ February 2003, THE FIGURE ECLECTIC, a juried show @ Lawrence Street Gallery, Pontiac MI.
¥ February 2003, The DIRTY Show, an erotic art show of Detroit's finest at the MONA.
¥ July 2003, Ann Arbor Art Fair @ the Acme Mercantile, 111 West Liberty.
¥ Summer 1999-2002, No Booth, an outdoor group exhibition, Rochester MI.