Why Robots?

I have always loved robots! I remember when I was a little kid in the second grade, and we were moving from Colorado to Oklahoma and my parents told each of us kids that we could only take one toy with us on the car trip there. I chose to take my black Rotate-O-Matic Super Astronaut Robot. The whole torso spun around and it’s chest opened up with machine guns inside and they would light up and make cool shooting sounds. It was seriously the coolest toy ever! Man, I wish I still had it today. I guess that’s where my love of robots began and I still collect them today.

I really enjoy designing the robots different shapes and detail elements. My favorite part is to paint the big shapes of the robots. That might sound crazy but, for me, it’s fun to paint big shapes of colors. Most of my original paintings of robots are from 2 ½ to 4 feet wide by 8 feet tall. I like the bold, in-your-face look of an 8-foot robot hanging on a wall. I also love that there’s a fun destruction element that can be playful without being evil. I guess that’s why I typically have them destroying cities, cars or iconic monuments. The whole robot collection for me is about fun. Not taking anything too seriously, just plain having fun!

~ Scooter