Robert Shuttleworth

Robert Shuttleworth of"shuttlewerks" is a commercial artist currently creating sculptured ephemera in the city of Toronto, Canada.  His mechanical creations have been featured on Canadian television news and are often seen in commercial installations in and around Toronto as well as displayed in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.  The robot like sculptures (NOBOTS because they are not animated) are made from a mixture of found objects, antique store basement treasures and new materials.  They are inspired by Norman Bel Geddes and Raymond Loewy whose visions of the "Modern Age" in part shaped industrial design of the 40's and 50's.  The materials are wood, metal, Bakelite, glass, plastic, rubber and paint. Each NOBOT, which can take up to a month to complete, is a unique one -of- a kind sculpture, and has minimal moving parts and no batteries.  They are not meant to be toys.