Fobots are Amy’s latest creations, combining both her two favorite passions: making art and shopping.  Every Fobot is lovingly assembled from cool, vintage junk to make a one-of-a-kind sculpture, never to be duplicated.  Each comes with a copper tag with its individual number and a paper tag listing its name, date of birth, and principal components, along with the artist’s signature.  And, if  it opens up, there’s a heart inside. You can see and order them at her website, .

19 Responses to “Fobots”

  1. 1 debbie boot-bini
    June 12, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    love it

  2. August 6, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Love these! I mentioned them on my blog recently to coincide with a visit to see artist Tara Donovan’s work at my local art center. She does amazing things with everyday objects too. Thanks for make humble items…so amazing!

  3. 3 judy bingha
    November 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Love your creations. I plan to order 2 calenders. Next year could you make the calenders larger? They are wonderful. Judy Bingham, Orlando, FL/via San Diego

  4. 4 Becky Wimbs
    January 10, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I Love the fobots and calender. How do you get the info on price, ect. Thanks they are fabulous. Thanks, Becky

  5. 5 shelby dugan
    March 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I want a fobot so bad! How do I get photos of your work so I can pick one out? I just missed your show in Winter Park. I saw the article in “where women create” and just couldnt get over it. I have 4 grandsons and would love to have one for them each. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Incredible. I would love a calendar also. Look forward to hear from you. Shelby Dugan

  6. 6 Carol
    May 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve looked at your website and can’t figure out where to order your calendar either. Can you supply the url?

    • 7 artgirlraleigh
      May 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

      So sorry, but the 2010 calendar is out of print. But I’ll put you on the mailing list for next year’s calendar, OK?

  7. November 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm


    Just have to say “Wow” I’m a junker, collector, antiquer and have always carried the invisible bumper sticker of “Trash to Treasure” on my bum! My jewelry and accessories utilizes authentic keys and other found objects and I love using anything vintage and repurposing it.

    Your artistic background has really taken you to a wonderful place….you’re green, you’re resourceful, you’re a visionary and yes, you are successful. Your work is far ahead of anyone’s I’ve seen around. I love every one of your Fobots.

    You mention that one could supply you with items and even do a color scheme. I love my dogs and cats and would love to have you create perhaps a cat or dog with my collection.

    I’m so impressed! I wish I didn’t have a show the weekend you were here in St. Louis!


    • 9 artgirlraleigh
      November 13, 2010 at 10:52 am

      Hi Anne, and thanks for all the kind words. And why does the “Trash to Treasure” sticker have to be invisible? Get it tattooed! But seriously, I’d love to make you something out of items from your collection. But email me a picture of the stuff first, so I can tell you if I can work with them or not. I hate it when people waste postage sending me stuff I can’t use. And maybe someday we’ll be at the same show…Until then…Amy

  8. 10 Barbara Clarke
    July 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I love, love, love the fun fobots! I would like to be informed of any upcoming shows you will be at. Thanks

    • 11 artgirlraleigh
      July 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks, Barbara. The best way to stay informed is to sign up for my newsletter–there’s a button in the upper right-hand corner of the blog, and on the website. Or you can keep watching the blog or the site–I try to keep an updated list on both.

  9. June 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Amy, do you ever show in the Naples/Ft. Myers area? I have a technical question. Are the parts joined using just screws, bolts, and glue? Or do you have to do any soldering or welding? Thanks, Mike Danley

  10. 13 artgirlraleigh
    June 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Mike–the problem with the Naples area is that there are too many art fairs, so none of them is any good for the artists! We did Miami and Winter Park this year, and will do them again if invited. As for technique–all of the above. Bolts, screws, epoxy, and solder, but not welding.

  11. 14 john costin
    July 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Congradulation Amy on wining the peoples choice award! well deserved. See you down the road. John C.

  12. September 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Very interesting. Do you sell online, if so where is it.
    Are you selling items at the Art of the Robot at the Appleton Museum? Will you be in St Petersburg, FL anytime soon?

    • 16 artgirlraleigh
      September 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

      Hello, Richard! I do sell online–you can visit my website at . Two of the five Fobots at the Appleton are sold–the bee and the unicyclist, and there aren’t very many left for sale in the “Available” gallery on the website. BUT–I’ll be putting a bunch of new ones up around November 1. If you click on the website’s mailing list link and sign up, you’ll get a notification of when that will be exactly. As for St. Petersburg–I never really know in advance what shows I’ll be doing in any given year. I’ve just started applying for next year’s shows, and there’s always the chance I won’t get in. But I do plan on applying for shows in Miami and Winter Park, if that helps.

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