Robots made from dolls are not usually my thing. In fact, it’s the kind of upcycling that gives me nightmares. However, there is something strangely endearing about these characters by Andrea Petrachi, first spotted on This is Colossal. The Italian artist uses old razors, cameras, calculators, pliers, knives into retro or futuristic android figures, characters and insects. The artist describes his work “as a celebration of the out of control desire to buy more and more things, an emotional response against the planned obsolescence of products (and the vicious cycle of buying, breaking and trashing) which stand at the base of mass production society.” Pictured above – Otto made from camera, VCR, audio connectors, lamp sockets, headphones.
Stickyphille – Electric shaver, hardware, toys
In_secto – electric shaver, umbrella
Images via Andrea Petrachi