Tobey Atticus Fraley, a local sculptor and painter, opened his showing of “The Secret Life of Robots” to a multitude of inquiring minds on February 21, 2014 at Pittsburgh’s Cultural Trust’s SPACE gallery.
Fraley, a resident of Washington, PA explained to me that he never had any type of weird fascination with robots, he just thought that it was a great medium to create, and there’s so much you can do from a creation standpoint, along with using electronics.
The overall feel of the exhibit is very retro. It’s dripping with remnants of the animated film,”The Iron Giant”. I mentioned the film to Fraley, and he said, “That’s when cartoons were cartoons.”