By Tammye McDuff
In celebration of the One Year Anniversary of Stay Gallery, an army of steel robots arrived in Downey this week.
Bones of Steel, an industrial sculpture exhibit by Cristian Castro, will hold its opening reception Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm.
Industrial designer Cristian Castro, 42 was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a self taught industrial designer at Ebus, the premier developer and integrator of electric drive technology for transit applications.
Castro is a member of the skilled team of managers, designers, and production specialists based in the 4-acre facility in Downey, California.
Castro has always been fascinated by the function of things, driving him to discover, dissect and dismantle any manner of toys and machines he could get his hands on, fusing them together as industrial creations.
Castro says he “constantly poking through yard sales, swap meets, airplane graveyards and junk yards to find pieces for his sculptures.” The only outline for his work his Castro’s boundless imagination.
“Only about 30 percent of the concept is in my head before I start,” said Castro, who relocated to the U.S. from Argentina in 1999. “I just put the pieces on the floor and start to create.”
Make it a date to view this amazing exhibit of beautifully crafted and painted robots at Stay Gallery Friday, October 11th, 2013.The exhibition will run until November 7, 2013. The Stay Gallery, at 11140 Downey Ave., Downey, California 90241,