Giant Styrofoam Robot
Salter began working with Styrofoam about five years ago when he was working at Mount Olive College in North Carolina. His first solo show was at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Salter is more interested in making a statement about his love hate relationship with consumerism than money. The direct result of this is that so far all the robots have been smashed after the show is over.
The 22 foot tall robot shown here can be seen through October 19 as part of the San Jose Museum of Art’s exhibit entitled Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon.