Hello, my name is Stephen White. Ever since I can remember, I've always had an interest in taking things apart to see how they functioned. Gadgets containing the coolest mechanisms within the vintage devices of a bygone era like old radios, industrial machinery, small farm equipment and retro 50's kitchen appliances, which were all built to last. Many of them had whimsical and nostalgic designs that spoke of an artistic and easy going culture. The classic artwork, comic books and movies of the time were filled with futuristic visions of robots, space travel and flying cars. Combine all of this together with a dash of imagination and something was bound to happen.
The SeekRbots name was conceived with the premise of seeking out the old vintage material and breathing new life into it. The emphasis placed squarely on all things sci-fi and robot. My desire for creativity has necessitated the need to establish a central location where I can house ideas, stories and art. A portal of sorts, where the imagination is left to wander. All of my creations are made from discovered junk, flea market finds and antique treasures. A little twist on the recycling idea. A sculpture begins with that special piece that conjures up a futuristic robotic character or sci-fi gadget. It may end up becoming the head, a body or simply just a cool looking pop culture emblem that fits nicely as a chest plate or a rocket propelled back pack engine cover.
While creating these sci-fi sculptures in the garage during the warmer summer months keeps me busy, it left a void in my creativity during the cold winter. On a whim, I decided to take an introductory painting for beginners class in the fall of 2018. Realizing how fun painting is, I decided to incorporate this art form into my overall vision of classic and futuristic science fiction creativity.
Stay tuned for more gadgetry conversions and randomness!