On the 1st of each month at 1pm EST a 1ft Lovebot sculpture made and customized by Artist, Matthew Del Degan becomes available as past of the "1st of the month" 1ft Lovebot Sculpture series!
The character, Mr. © featured on this 1ft Lovebot was originally drafted back in April, 2012 while Matthew attended his Industrial Design degree classes in university.
"Mr. © is a character that's inception revolved around questioning many ideas that would shape my creative career. I would wonder about and research, where creative ideas originate from, what is truly original, the truths of copyright and of confluence..."
- Matthew Del Degan
Since then, Mr. © has lived in the background of many Lovebot works.
He has been featured always hidden, on artworks like that of a macaroon box design for the world renowned chef Nadège Nourian of Nadège Patisserie, to hand painted large public murals and he has even been tattooed on the wrist of a truly loving and kind Lovebot fan.
This Lovebot sold here today, is both the last custom 1ft Lovebot created by Matthew in 2020, the year of a global pandemic and it is the first item that acknowledges Mr. ©, made available to the public. Because of this, Matthew chose to include original drawings of Mr. © from various years along with a framed copy of the featured image used to cover this 1ft concrete Lovebot.
This hand made 1' Lovebot has been strategically vinyl wrapped by Matthew with hand screened adhesive vinyl. The silk screened ink used to produce this Lovebots graphics art will not fade like digitally printed media.
Mr. © pronounced, MR. Kopī (コピー ) is an original character by Matthew Del Degan. "He is an important part of the Lovebot universe. "He is a keeper of the keys to each emotion in the lands surrounding Lovebot Land. " says Matthew.
"The image itself was originally crated to make high quality hand made street art stickers. It features edgy ideas that I feel are extremely topical. MR. Kopī watches the world in smoldering chaos, standing on it and burning with it. All the while, his deeply anxious gaze fixates on his mobile device.
His head is in space. He is concerned with the future, the past and also by his interpretation of a recorded instance of what's real. It's all truly surreal. He has put his faith in technologies that do not serve him, the planet, or those he loves. Back home, his friends are waiting but, he has lost his keys. For now, the land of Love is locked to him." - Matthew Del Degan
This custom one of a kind Lovebot comes with:
This one of a kind 1ft Lovebot comes to you signed by artist Matthew Del Degan, with its corresponding notary; signed Certificate of Provenance for authentication, information card about your 1ft Lovebot sculpture, gold drip envelope and additional rare vinyl stickers. Also included is a Lovebot mini screwdriver bit set that opens the special Lovebot wood crate which contains your one of a kind sculpture. 8 Canadian made size 1 Robertson screws seal the crate lid shut and for its safety, biodegradable packing foam encases the artwork. (2020)
I hope this Lovebot illuminates the love in your life. I hope that it acts as a reminder to you to stay present. That is, present enough to manifest joy in tandem with the vivid love that lives within you, especially when we may have lost the key, and find ourselves enveloped by darkness.- Matthew Del Degan(If ordered outside of Ontario and Montreal Canada, additional small crate shipping rate options will be provided to you after your order is placed. This shipping rate will be required to be paid in order for your 30lb Lovebot sculpture and additional items to be delivered.)
Also included with this 1ft Lovebot is:
- an empty, but signed Nadège Macaroon box from 2015 (signed in 2020)
- a framed, signed hand screened holographic vinyl print of Mr. © (2019)
- the original sketch of the aforementioned print of Mr. © (2017)
- an original Mr. © sculpture sketch template done in the same week, (also 2017)
- the 1st ever sketch on velum of Mr. ©'s head done while in university (2012)
and a hand written note from Matthew Del Degan to the owner of all the above.
(each piece is dated and signed)
To whomever ends up owning this special 1ft Lovebot: