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the most extraordinary pieces aren’t always traditional by Morgan Tanabe | Photos by Chris Kontakis
Artist Jordan-Alexander Thomas knows
While digging through his mother’s ga-
For him, the process begins with con-
robots. Known for his quirky sculptures
rage he stumbled upon a treasure trove.
structing the robots from blocks. He then
created using whimsically ordinary me-
His discovery of craft boxes idly shoved
assembles parts of old model cars gears,
diums, Thomas reminds art fanatics the
aside filled with unique hardware and oth-
and other childhood relics.
most extraordinary pieces aren’t always
er nostalgic trinkets inspired him to rein-
vent the otherwise forgotten items.
What began as a pastime has grown into an up-cycling lifestyle. His Sci-Fi-meets-
Having grown up around artists, Thomas’
“She had a bunch of fun, odd things. I
Steampunk approach shows true original-
passion for the arts bloomed at a young
thought I could use them to make a ro-
ity in his undoubtedly adorable robots.
age. In 2006, his love for both Science Fic-
bot,” he says. “So I began to glue wood
tion and unique constructions collided.
boxes and metal pieces together.”
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Published on Mar 3, 2014
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