Hug-Bot 10”x8 acrylic on wood panel
This little robot is actually named Elec-Robot Brain-3, and is from the 1970’s line of die cast toys, UFO Commander 7 by Japanese toy company Shinsei. But the first thing everyone notices about is the arms that fold away from body making it look like it’s about to give you a hug.
I really enjoy enlarging small things in a painting. Especially when there the objects are worn, scratched, and chipped. That means they were played with and loved. The stories and love that were poured into something are a kind of magic that is visible in the wear and tear.