We are stoked that Gary Hirsch, local artist (and nationally reknowned), has placed his very cool robots within the walls of Tilde. Each bot is a hand painted, signed, and numbered, one-of-a-kind objet d’art. Truly!
These bots are programmed for amazing feats of strength – providing you with outrageous compliments, helping you be brave, taking all of the blame, and even cloning yourself so you can accomplish more throughout your busy day.
Why not carry a whimsical, joyful bot around or display thousands on your wall? Gary’s goal is to get as many out into the world as possible, and, we know once you experience these little guys, you’ll want to be part of the cause, too.
So, what’s behind the bots? In 1971, a seven year-old boy growing up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio was having nightmares. Your basic, run-of-the-mill nightmares with giant hands swooping down from the attic, grabbing him out of his bed, to swallow him whole where he would land in a stomach that was really a graveyard populated by zombies. Those kind of nightmares. On these nights, the boy’s dad would crawl out of bed throw on a robe and sit next to the boy with a pen and paper. ‘You want to show me what you’re afraid of?’ he would ask. They would stay up for hours. The boy would draw these creatures and the dad would help him name them. And, they collected hundreds – Swamp Creature, Red Zombie, Giant Hand, to name just a few. After awhile, the nightmares would come a bit less frequently. When asked about this, the boy’s dad said, ‘If you can create them, then you can also erase them.’
Fun fact: Gary’s bots were recently chosen to be placed in the Emmy award bags and we were just told they will be placed within the Golden Globe bags as well!
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