Artist Nathan Belmont created the “Robo Recycler” in late January 2018. He came up with the idea while walking through the toy section of a store, thinking how fun it would be to make a piece evoking that same feeling of excitement as a kid with a new toy. He wanted to make a piece that was playful and showed movement, and added some ultraviolet sections, which glow under black lights.
This piece is Belmont’s first sculptural recycler, marking a milestone in his career as a glass artist. It’s a piece that will always be special to him. “Robo Recycler” isn’t currently available—a lucky collector swooped it up already—but you can find more work from Nathan via his Instagram, @nathan.belmont.