Making things out of metal and old computer parts is great...until they gain consciousness and turn on you, but still...until then, good times. Reveling in that brief honeymoon, Gabriel Dishaw.
An Indiana artist with a talent for gathering scrap metal and parts from old computers, typewriters, adding machines and the like, GD fuses them together into detailed sculptures of junk, which if you're freaky, you'll prefer kept in the trunk. Much of his work brings classic Nike kicks into the equation, leading to metallic masterpieces like the green-hued, circuit-boarded-out Blazer Pentium 1.0; the green/gold/silver lowtop Junk Dunk, and the Frankenstein Terminator, a pair dually inspired by reanimated dead folks, and the Terminator High, which was sent back in time to assassinate several bags of Funyuns. More human-like work includes the slender, noble, C3PO-on-a-bad-day-looking Man of Tomorrow, a horned representation of the half-man, half-goat mythical Greek god Satyr, and a forward-leaning, mid-stride Running Man, a huge hit at wedding receptions.
He's even taken a crack at an actual moving piece, the Cicada Robot, with a real glass-encased cicada representing the robot's...brain...good lord...do you realize what you've DONE?!