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Found Object Assemblage

I've never liked robots. My first encounter came way back in 1984, when I met a cyborg in the middle of the woods in Flathead National Forest. He was just roaming around aimlessly when we made contact. I asked what he was doing out here in the sticks, hundreds of miles from any place of significant human population. He just blew me off and kept walking. The nerve of this guy. Curious yet offended, I followed him for what must have been hours, watching his clumsy metal legs limbering gracelessly over logs and ravines. After a while I grew quite thirsty and took a drink from my canteen. Never wanting to see someone die of dehydration, I shouted out to the robot, “Hey, you need some water?” Rapidly he turned to me, with his hand pointed my way just before firing off a couple plasma beams, which just barely missed my head. Angry, I stood and left him to perish alone in the wilderness.  Soon nightfall came and I decided to turn in for a good night's sleep, only to be approached by the desperate robot. “Do you have any oil?” I told him no but there is a well about 25 miles south. Then, without thanking me, he scuttled off into the brush. I never saw him again.

Jud Turner is not anything like the robot I just described. He's a man, first of all, and one who isn't hard to please. You could give him just about any piece of trash and he'll turn it into an amazing example of 3-D artwork. His creations are fit to adorn the homes of anybody who appreciates ingenuity, fine craftsmanship, and beauty. His techniques are so unique, his style so strong and personal, any gallery would be more than happy to show his work. I am pleased to have such an opportunity.

 

"Corporate Soldier" - Welded steel & found objects

 

"Internal Combustion" - Found object assemblage

 

"R-Evolve" - Welded steel & found objects

 

"Cumulus Zeppelin" - Found object assemblage

 

"Tribute to the Fallen Soldier" - Skate deck & fallen object assemblage

 

"I AM" - Found object assemblage

 

"Morte Concubitu" - Found object assemblage

 

"GreedEater" - Found object assemblage

 

"Ganesha (Remover of Obstacles)" - Welded steel, glass & found objects

 

 

One's trash is another's cyborg.

 

Jud Turner | Age 42 | Eugene, OR

Was sent back through time by Skynet to introduce Yeti audiences to Machine Art.

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