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Robotic Art Making Sculpture Comes to King Plaza

Robotic Art Making Sculpture Comes to King Plaza

The Palo Alto Public Art Program in partnership with the Palo Alto Art Center and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation presents a new temporary art installation at King Plaza: The Artwork Forge by Pittsburgh artist Toby Atticus Fraley. It's a retro-style interactive robotic sculpture creating on-demand unique artworks for visitors in just a couple of minutes. Inspired by mid-century Popular Science magazines, Fraley’s whimsical and thought-provoking artwork brings play and applied science together while igniting timely discussions about the evolving relationship between humans and machines.

By inserting four quarters, a visitor can watch their artwork being “created” by the Artwork Forge, and eventually being deposited into a tray on one end of the sculpture for collection. The sculpture will remain on display through April 2018.

Don't miss the Artist Meet & Greet Event: On November 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., come meet artist Toby Atticus Fraley who will give you a crash course on retro-style robotics and introduce you to his newly installed artwork.

Last Updated: October 28, 2017