I Like Big Bus

247181_385296631584814_891304449_nIt’s official–I have (a) become world famous in Raleigh, and (b) bored all my friends to death on the Fobot Facebook page talking about this.  So now I’m going to bore YOU for a while.

Several months ago, by purest coincidence, I saw an article in the paper calling for artists to submit designs to be wrapped around Raleigh city buses. I thought “What the heck–could be fun seeing five foot tall Fobots rolling around the city”, so I entered the competition. I didn’t tell ANYONE–not even Phil–because I didn’t want anyone but myself to be disappointed if I didn’t get picked.  But as you can see from the snapshot above (photo credit Kim Curry-Evans) the powers that be had a sense of humor, and my design was one of twelve selected for the project. My plan was to take Phil and some friends to the big unveiling next weekend at Artsplosure and just casually say “Will you look at that bus!  Giant Fobots on both sides–how did that happen?”, but they started rolling them out last week and I didn’t think the surprise would keep. Or maybe it would have–I still haven’t seen it yet. But when I do, I’ll post more pictures. I’m so proud of my little guys. Little did I know that when I sent them out to conquer the world, they’d be taking the bus.

Update–finally got to see the “Fobus” in person this weekend, so here are the pictures I promised:


4 Responses to “I Like Big Bus”

  1. 1 hey jude
    May 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Hey Amy,
    The wheels on the bots go round and round……who knew your little robots would be mobilizing and taking over the city—LOL!! What fun it must be seeing your wonderful creations waving to the citizens of Raleigh during rush hour! Congratulations to you for being chosen to share your art on such a large scale; what’s next, Fobots taking over Times Square in NYC???? We’ve been warned……

  2. 2 Jim Behrens
    May 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Wow! Congrats Amy! They are beautiful.

  3. 3 Corey Bechler
    May 13, 2013 at 6:53 am

    That is awesome! My first thought before reading the article was that this was your new art fair ride 🙂
    Do you think the bus will sit still long enough for you to add some pieces to the side of it to make it more 3-D? Congrats from Michigan.

    • 4 artgirlraleigh
      May 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Hee hee! I love the idea of attaching pieces to the side. I think Capital Area Transit might have different feelings on the matter, though. As for it being my new art fair ride–the best thing about our little Ford Transit Connect is that it can slip through narrow passages and into tiny spaces–a real godsend when we’re trying to get in or out during setup or tear down. I’d NEVER be able to get that bus anywhere NEAR the booth!

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