Eye To The Sky, a new body of work by Andrew Duff, builds upon the caricatures of these little robots; launching into the wider skies of techno-dreams and co-opted nature.
Robots first arrived in Andrew's work early in 2004. At first they were angry little machines bound on destruction. But soon those same grumpy robots became flexible and introspective. A new robot character appeared - a combination of R2D2 and a canister vacuum. Playful, but hard working. Self-portraits of the artist as machine - coming to terms with technology, its place (literally) in it, and the search for more.
And more is exactly what is happening in Eye To The Sky. Now, possibilities are being acted upon. Movement is upward, outward, and… go! Working together or acting bravely alone, journeys are beginning in these new works. Or are they? Are we simply eavesdropping on dreamtime? Or are these live actions we're witnessing? Whatever the case, these clouds are fat with hope - and all eyes are on tomorrow.