Robot Weston aka Stretch is another unique piece by Van Dusen Designworks. This lanky figure is made up of vintage and found objects that have been repurposed to make this inventive assemblage art sculpture. Can you name all the pieces used to make him?
The head was originally a Bakelite camera lamp and the cyclop eye is from an antique Scopelite. His body is made up of a Weston electronic resistor that is filled with flashing LED lighting in red, white and blue. On his back, is a vintage model gas engine affixed with a 3 blade propeller. The arms are salvaged industrial steel gears with Muller electrical clips as hands. The clips still function allowing Weston to hold various items. Those long steel legs are assembled with salvaged industrial springs and hardened steel machinist collets.
These items were carefully selected and assembled to bring this robot sculpture to reality. Robot Weston comes with his very own embossed Minutemen Series Dog Tags showing his name, nickname and the Van Dusen Designworks name.
Also, did you see the industrial display base he’s standing on in one of the photos? This is made of vintage steel beam and wired with long lasting LED lighting. Weston looks sensational on this. With the lighting, it looks like it could be a landing pad for him. The base is not included with the robot, but can be purchased separately for $350.
ARTIST: Van Dusen Designworks
NAME: Weston aka Stretch
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
MATERIALS: Antique, vintage found objects and LED lighting.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with the antique and vintage pieces having wear and patina consistent with age and use.
HEIGHT: 16 in. (41 cm)
WIDTH: 7 in. (18 cm)
DEPTH: 5 in. (13 cm)