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Lawrence Northey: That Man Who Makes Robots Art

Posted by Hoob on March 11th, 2009
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Lawrence Northey makes robots. Lawrence Northey makes art. Lawrence Northey makes ROBOT ART! I’ll be honest, I don’t know that much about the guy, what his background is or how he got into it, but Lawrence is a gifted man. He makes some of the coolest robot statues I’ve ever seen. The man gives Ashley Wood a run for his money.

There’s nothing more I can really say, just check out the pics below.


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lawrence145 said on
March 11th, 2009 at 12:25 pm...

Thank you very much for all your kind words.

It’s true, I’ve never really spent much time telling people about who I am. I suppose I’ve always figured that if I did my job right the work should speak for itself.

My favorite scene in the film, “The Wizard of Oz” is when Toto pulls back the curtain and reveals the little, old man busily pulling on the levers and pushing buttons. In the film the giant head being projected on the screen commands Dorothy & friends to, “ignore the man behind the curtain” but, of course it’s at this point that the cat’s pretty much out of the bag. The first time I saw this film I remember being kind of disappointed and preferring the fantastic illusion just prior.

In today’s 21st Century, Facebook reality I’m aware that my old school notions of anonymity are probably pretty outdated.

Has this ever happened to you? You walk into a gallery and you’re looking at something but, you don’t really get it until you read the title? or, you hear a song without the video and it’s not as good? In my way of thinking it’s because neither can stand on its own but, when you combine the two halfs you get the whole picture. Part of me feels cheated when this happens, like maybe the artist was just being lazy and might have tried harder. Of course there’s always the possibility that he/she was doing the best they could which, of course is great.

But hey, it’s not like I’m a closed book or, anything I just figure it should be more about the work you know? I’m just that ordinary looking guy you pass on the street everyday, the one created on a Tuesday and destined to be born with a head full of ideas.

Lawrence

 
xnoybis said on
March 11th, 2009 at 5:49 pm...

Amazing work! It would be cool to know the process and time it takes to complete a piece. I shudder to think what one sells for. I’m sure every penny is well-deserved.

 
MM said on
March 11th, 2009 at 6:26 pm...

I think they’re about a grand or so, but ya they’re pretty amazing. They almost look like movie props from a CGI movie. Very good work!

 

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