The First Edition 1ft Concrete Lovebots

May 09, 2019

Matthew Del Degan was inspired to create Lovebot after he shared a heart-to-heart sitting face-to-face with a strange while riding a Toronto streetcar. Lovebot is native to Canada. Displayed proudly in its chest, the Hero Heart symbol is a unique embodiment of its very own red maple leaf. An original one-foot concrete Lovebot is Canadian right down to the size one Robertson screws that fasten its locally-produced wooden box to the matching lid, branded using a hot metal press. These special Canadian screws were purchased directly through Robertson Inc., a company established by a Canadian, P.L. Robertson in 1908. In 2019, Del Degan visited the original factory building in Milton, Ontario to discover where Robertson created his then new innovation:... Continue Reading →

Excerpt from Kian Kashani:

November 16, 2018

Emily Minor gazing at the first, newly completed Love Metrics painting commissioned by Aurora Montessori School - September 2018. Artwork by Matthew Del Degan - 8ft by 8 ft Spray paint on Wood panel. Excerpt from Kian Kashani: Del Degan’s Lovebot has been a familiar fixture in Toronto since the Artist first introduced his iconic concrete sculptures to the city in 2013. A concrete robot representation with a red heart resonated with fans of all ages and backgrounds as Lovebot conveyed universal values of kindness, optimism and generosity.  Lovebot sculptures, with their geometric form and concrete composition, seemed to usher in a era of mass urbanization and technological advance the city was experiencing while Lovebot murals went up on what... Continue Reading →