Self-Congratulator 3000

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2011 addition of legs | Photo by Alex Mandrilla

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2010 remodel

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2010 remodel

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2007 | photo by Philip Southern

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2007

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2007

"The Self-Congratulator 3000" | fabricated & welded steel, electric motor, cast rubber, electric and mechanical parts | 2007

Description

'‘Do you feel like no one appreciates you? Have you squandered your life for a meager 14.7 minutes of fame? Are you depressed and need a little reassurance?
The Self-Congratulator 3000 soothes your undeserving woes! This six-handed, mechanical clapping machine will applaud you for as long as you can bear it.
Get one for the curmudgeon in your life TODAY!’'

This sculpture is meant to be humorous, sarcastic, and ironic. The '‘Self-Congratulator’' can also be seen as a parody of such needless infomercial products as the Rejuvenique Electric Facial Mask, the Hawaii Chair, or the Flowbee.

This piece was originally built in 2007. In 2010 it got a tune-up to allow the cams to turn easier as well as making the elbow joint and arm movement more precise. “SG3000” was also added to the button pedestal.

Dimensions: H 39.5'' x W 60.75'' x D 16.25''

Type

Sculpture