But the artwork and its sculptor – UA graduate student Joe McCreary – have a serious story to tell. Goldie symbolizes the closing of Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces in 1972 and America’s passage into the post-industrial era. The robot is not so much dead or sleeping as turned off.
— Comatose robot symbolizes the de-industrialization of America – Boing Boing
This is one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen in my entire life.