Thursday, September 17, 2009

Foot Bot - Art


Foot Bot is a provocative painting that comments on the nature of machines and their role in human society. The robot in this painting is portrayed in gray tones, reflecting the cold, lifeless metal that is used to produce many machines. Yet the gray elements of the machine are interspersed in a warm red color. This red color represents blood and life, a symbol of humanity. The gray metal of the machine is set into the blood of humanity, reflecting the intense connection between humanity and the machines we have created to improve daily life.

In a sense, robots become the “feet” of mankind. These machines move humans where they want to go, perform undesirable tasks, and generally assist in doing the grunt work of daily life. In this way, the robots are the impetus for mankind’s movement forward, building our inventions on assembly lines, transporting people from one end of the globe to another, and allowing us to communicate ideas to produce further innovation. Foot Bot is a clever piece that illustrates the importance of robots and machines in the evolution of human society.

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