2018

THE BOTS

DAVID WEEKS STUDIO

PAINTED ALUMINUM PLATE

MARRIOTT MARQUIS, CHICAGO, IL

CURATOR:

ANDERSON/MILLER, LTD

CLIENT:

DAVID WEEKS STUDIO AND ANDERSON/MILLER, LTD.

PROJECT PARTNERS:

BAER & ASSOCIATES, MJ ERECTORS

David Weeks Studio and Anderson/Miller, Ltd. came together to adorn this pedway in Chicago’s South Loop with the beloved BOTS, a much larger version of the wildly successful desktop puzzle toy, Cubebot. Built entirely in aluminum the taller BOT, measuring 23ft tall, shoulders an enclosed pedestrian walkway while the other sits in a resting position.

Miller/Anderson wanted to bring some playful art to the street level of the Marriott Marquis building in Chicago Illinois and decided to approach David Weeks Studio to see if he would be open to having his handheld Cubebot puzzle made into a large scale sculpture. This project brings large scale joy and fun into a sometimes serious landscape.