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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fire Breathing Art

There's just never enough fire breathing art in my opinion. You know, people who use torches have an affinity for flames. Especially 20' tall fire spewing robots with baby faces.

This is the "Giant Torayan" robot by Japanese artist, Kenji Yanobe. I love it.

This art piece moves in multiple places and has a ship's horn attached for loud blasts, which can be heard miles away. His chest compartment opens up and you can see little doll-like heads lined up inside.

Master craftsman Yanobe, who calls himself a welder, is known for his innovative and futuristic vision of art.

One of the online articles that I read about Yanobe, discussed that his work was part of the "Otaku Culture". Being inherently curious, I looked up that term and this is part of what the wiki said-
"In modern Japanese, the term "otaku" refers to any particular theme, topic or hobby. Common uses are anime otaku, cosplay otaku and manga otaku." Apparently the term sometimes has a bit of a negative connotation in Japan, so don't sling the word around, unless you are sure of yourself.

If you'd like to see more of Yanobe's far out, very cool art, just click here.

As for me, I'll be thinking about large fire breathing beads and how we can make them on the miniature scale. Wouldn't that be a trip?

See you tomorrow.