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Children's toys transformed into creepy robots

by Greg Stefano in Design on 03 August 2011

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For the last few years artist Cathy McClure has been applying her background in metal design to her obsession with mechanical toys in a variety of shows around the country. McClure's process, centralized around taking different motorized children's toys and stripping them of their fur and stuffing, tears them down to their absolute basics. From there, the pieces either remain in their naked plastic state or McClure casts them in a variety of metals from silver to bronze. The resulting pieces, eerie and at times haunting, expose the high level of engineering those goes into what most would write off as simple children's toys.

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Her work from the "Curiosities" series sells online from the Moss shop.

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