Debbie Thomas – Found object sculpture

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Debbie Thomas – “Fanciful Fauxbots!”

Friday, February 26 through March 24

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the found object sculpture of our guest artist Debbie Thomas!


Artist Statement:

Hi, my name is Debbie, and I have a problem. I’m addicted to junk. I can’t pass up an estate sale, rummage sale, overfilled dumpster, or a friend with a bag of cast-offs! Got any good junk? I bet I can make something out of it!

I am obsessed with Fauxbots—found object ‘robots’ that depict people or animals.  While they are called robots, they actually don’t DO anything but bring a smile to your face.

My goal is to make each ‘bot’ have a charming and whimsical personality. This isn’t always easy when working with nuts, bolts, odd bits of machinery, and kitchen tools, but it works when the shape of the object brings to mind a similar shape in nature.

Many people assume the ‘bots’ are welded together, but in fact, I use lots of cold connections—rivets, screws, wire, plumbing connectors, and a bit of epoxy. It’s fun for me to introduce my little ‘friends’ and watch people try to analyze what the parts used to be.

I really love taking things that might have ended up in a landfill and giving them a new life. Some call it recycling, I call it fun!


Meet the artist on Friday, February 26 with an Art Walk reception for Debbie on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Refreshments will be served (Covid-19 approved!).  Live music provided by the talented flutist Larry Hansen.

The show runs from February 26 through March 24.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 5pm. Hand sanitizer available / FACE MASKS are required at this time for the safety of our artists and community while we follow recommended guidelines.

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery   134 S. Montezuma, Prescott, “In the Heart of Whiskey Row.”