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Rivet of Robots

Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk

Lynne spent most of her childhood drawing dinosaurs and purple bunnies. Since then she has repaired a printing press with a bobby pin, created a comic strip for cows, worked at a nuclear reactor, illustrated an ichthyology key, produced a science fiction colouring book, painted a sewer, served as art director for three national magazines, and discussed composting toilets with Frank Herbert and penmanship with Harlan Ellison. Lynne spent many years as a professional illustrator and cartoonist and now creates one-of-a-kind robot sculptures from upcycled metal objects.

Where others see junk, Lynne sees potential. Her Bots have been described as 3-D cartoons and she likes that comparison. Each Bot is securely constructed using drilling and screws and she uses the metal pieces as she finds them; never polishing, painting or shaping. The search for useable objects is a large part of the creative process--garage sales and flea markets are her friends.

The question Lynne is asked most often about her Bots is, “Do they move?”
And her answer is, “Not when I’ve been looking.”
Lynne is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Canadian Prix Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement and has shown her work in galleries and at major science fiction convention art shows where she has received numerous awards.

Lynne lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her wonderful husband and a house full of robot parts.

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