Rocko'bots, cos'bots and O'bamabots... Oh my! How lucky was I to find someone who shares my love of robots? My partnership with Miami Artist, Rodney Jackson, began with his customization of the O'bot for his solo exhibit, PlanetRock, the third in a series of shows called DonuPop.
The "Rocko'bot" was based on "Rocko Rocket," a character that stars in a children's book that Rodney created with his wife, Yolande Clarke-Jackson.
I asked Mr. Jackson about his exhibit, PlanetRock and his experience with debutting the O'bots in their very first art show. Here's his response:
Consider my expectations blown. The details were killer. The creators from Neon Son were equally blown away by seeing their characters morphed into toy robots...or as we like to call them, cos'bots...
But that was not the end of our journey with the talented Mr. R. Jackson. Our most recent project.. and very timely with the Presidential elections... is the O'bamabot.
Thanks for reading!
~ Onjena Yo
About the Artist
R. Jackson is a pop artist, designer and educator. For over ten years he has been exhibiting art internationally with the Miami Design District’s Diaspora Vibe Gallery. As a New World School of the Arts student, R. Jackson became a YoungArts finalist and won level one. This made him a presidential scholar nominee in 1990. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, at the top of his classCancel, with a full merit scholarship in 1994. Jackson currently illustrates a children's book, written by his wife Yolande, entitled Rocko Rocket.
If you don't know, now you know... R. Jackson ART.
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