Originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, and now living in Indiana, artist Rob Millard-Mendez creates whimsical interactive sculptures made from recycled objects and discarded materials. His art consists mostly of kinetic objects with a combination of mythological, scientific, and historical references. Rob says, "The toy-like quality of the pieces is set in ironic counterbalance with a certain amount of dark whimsy. The interactivity ties in with the idea of power. The things we do (and do not do) affect the world, often more deeply than we know. In these works I am trying to make the viewer think about who has the power to influence whom and in what ways".