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skiing robot - illuminated sculpture

by Toby Fraley
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Ski Bum 3000

Like a visitor from another era, this whimsical robot sculpture by artist Toby Fraley is handmade using vintage picnic jugs, coffee thermoses and other found objects. Inspired by the retro designs of old bowling alleys, diners and tin toys from the 30s through the 60s, Fraley combined this design style with his childhood love of robots and made it into a unique, playful and endearing work of art. This overgrown night light provides ambient lighting and is made mostly of recycled parts that have been screwed or bolted together. Handmade in Pennsylvania. Each is one of a kind and will vary.

Please allow 16 weeks for delivery.

For shipping purposes, the robot sculpture will arrive in two pieces and can be easily assembled with a screwdriver. Includes a 15-25 watt tubular light bulb. Standard lamp cord.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Made from
aluminum, reclaimed steel, wood, recycled material
58" H x 23" W x 32" D; cord 6" L
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Toby Fraley

Artist Toby Fraley has exhibited in over 40 national fine art and contemporary craft shows. Pieces are held in university, corporate and private collections, including those belonging to two different Grammy Award winning musicians.

Past shows include the Smithsonian Craft show in Washington DC, the Raphael Founder's Prize Show in Pittsburgh and the One and Only Show at the John Michael Kohler Art Center.

Toby also sells his works directly to galleries in over 15 states across the county. His pieces can be found in galleries such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art shop and the Society for Contemporary Crafts shop in Pittsburgh. Additionally he produces privately commissioned works and public art pieces.

Currently, Toby is based in Washington, Pennsylvania about 40 minutes south of Pittsburgh.

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