Steampunk Blaster (pew pew)
1976 Yamaha RD400 (Desktop Edition)
A Moment of Self-Realization
This sculpture captures the exact moment when the dapper young robot becomes self-aware.
Wandering through a junk-heap (as most dapper young robots eventually do), he discovers a small inspection mirror. When he turns it on himself, and gazes upon his own reflection, he suddenly realizes that he is himself, that he has an identity, and that he exists. Descartes would be so proud! The well-dressed machine never knew that his eyes didn't match, that his eyebrows shift to express his thoughts, or that he wore such a handsome mustache.
It is a moment of awakening, of awe, and of ego. A private and solitary moment, put on display for your delight.
This unit is welded together and does not come apart. The robot swivels at the waist (360 degrees) but has no other moving parts. It is treated with a clear gloss lacquer, but may show signs of aging over time.
This piece is hand-made and one-of-a-kind, and is now part of the private collection of Andrew Sullivan.
"Trrrrrumpet" is a playable horn made from salvaged parts from at least six different instruments. The two valve bodies can be played independently or simultaneously, as it is a two-handed unit. The right hand plays the larger valves, and the left hand plays the smaller valves.
Although I am not a real musician, I imagine this horn will make sounds not normally heard from any other instrument.