My name is Matt Dixon. For over ten years I've been making pictures of robots. Exploring the world they inhabit and collecting the art into the 'Transmissions' books.

Since being diagnosed with a rare eye condition in 2015, the time I spend with my robot art has become more precious than ever. The condition, a macular dystrophy, means that I am slowly losing my central vision. There's no cure and it's impossible to say how quickly the deterioration will progress; I simply don't know how long I'll be able to continue working the way I know.

Knowing there's a day waiting for me in the future when I'll have to stop or change the way I work is scary, but it's a wonderful motivator and I don't think I've ever been so productive. The urge to explore the world my robots inhabit has never been so strong. I've always enjoyed my work but since learning about my eye condition I appreciate each brush stroke in a way I never have before.

The diagnosis left me feeling pretty low for a while but really it was just a reminder to savor the moment and enjoy the wonders that are all around us. I think that's the message my robots have been trying to send all along.

A crowd funding campaign for Transmissions 3, my new collection of robot art, is in progress.

More info: mattdixon.co.uk | kck.st | Facebook

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AcousticGString 2 years ago

I absolutely love this one!

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Chu-Lan Mckinlay 2 years ago

*o* the colors look fantabulous

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Skunk Drunk 2 years ago

Beautiful and somehow poignant in a way. Kind of reminds me of Wall-E alone in a way...

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Cute Panda 2 years ago

First : so cute and so true !

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd 2 years ago

Aaww, hope it was a good thought (the globe ontop usually signifies a thought). Cute

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Alice P 2 years ago

it remindes me my childhood

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Chu-Lan Mckinlay 2 years ago

This should be higher on the list!

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Zoria Polunoczaja 2 years ago

Reminds me of Hauru's Moving Castle

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Peter Thomas 2 years ago

"Taaa Daaaa !!!"

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Deepak Anand 2 years ago

this whole thing reminds me of wall-e.

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Janine Randall 2 years ago

My favorite one. His little lopsided grin makes him look so childlike.

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Lloyd Gustafson 2 years ago

Or....the power of butterflies to lift our spirits!

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Chu-Lan Mckinlay 2 years ago

Wall-E anyone?

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Roos 2 years ago

Wow that is a big storm coming

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Roos 2 years ago

Someway makes my think of titanic

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xanbex 2 years ago

Love it...well done!

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Carol Hewson 2 years ago

I loved each of these! Beautiful work !!!

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