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Hallmark Artist, Maura Cluthe, creates Giant Robot

The Biggest Robot to date for artist, Maura Cluthe, is a 11-foot blinking and grinning android, known as KBOT. HE-SHE-IT lives in the land of our purple hallways at Kaleidoscope. And, contrary to popular belief, is not made of sugar and spice, but 100 lbs of plywood, nails, screws, diodes and LED’s that were chopped, hammered and fused into shape. When all the electronic dust settled, Maura invited her legendary crew of brushes and markers to doodle all over the creature in a flurry of well rehearsed moves that ended in what you see below.

My job was easy. All I had to do was figure out how to light biggy-bot and create a little over-the-top shadow drama for effect. If you would like to see a video and more pics showing the making of this creature, go to


Hallmark artist, Maura Cluthe, stands confidently in front of her 11- foot blinking and grinning android, known as KBOT.

 Photo shoot set up.

Photo shoot camera, lens and lighting information:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: 24-70 USM
Lighting: 3 Off camera Speedlight 580EX II
Megenta gel was applied to Speedlight on the floor left of camera.
ISO: 400
Focal length: 24mm
Aperture: F/6.3
Shutter speed:1/100
Shot in manual mode


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