Justice is Served: Detroit Sees Robocop Statue Come To Life
After years of crowd-funding and rallying support (from everyone but their own mayor), the city of Detroit is preparing to welcome it’s newest citizen: a bronzed statue of Paul Verhoeven’s version of the ever-impressive Robocop.
The statue, petitioned by some of Michigan’s nerdiest and most admirable citizens, was created as a labor of love after the idea of a permanent monument to the mechanized policeman was shot down by mayor Dave Bing. Given the state of Detroit’s reputation regarding violence and crime, many thought the statue to be in poor taste, and with their debt sinking deeper into the red as days go by, no one can be sure whether such an expensive and elaborate project will reflect well on the Motor City.
Though there’s no word yet on where in city the statue will reside, here’s to hoping that the glistening testament to justice will serve Detroit well, and also that a placard is erected below it which reads: “Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.”
So proud to finally get to unleash this piece on my blog. It was a long time in the making, and the client who commissioned it was beyond patient. When I get a commission that intimidates me, it takes awhile for the creative juices to start flowing and for my confidence to get up. After all was said and done, though, I’m really happy with how this piece turned out. The client wanted the tardis and the vortex with the good doctor flying through it. I was originally going to include Ms. Amy but by the time I got around to the commission she was gone and Clara was introduced. (Yea, I know, that’s how long it took me to get to this piece.) Luckily, the client loved it and I’m so happy for that. Let me know what you think!