NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Voodoo dolls have gone intergalactic. Meet the Voodoobots!
The creator of these out of this world Voodoobots is Sean Dixson. Dixson is a New Orleans artist with a love of technology and science fiction.
“I’m the tech person. I’m the guy that gets the segway, the Google Glass, any new technology that comes out, I have to have it,” Dixson.
With his love for everything tech…he created art toys known as the Voodoobots.
“The Voodoobots have special powers. They use your wall as a portal. They will make sure that all the critters are gone and that everyone is safe at night. You can put a little wish inside of their heads, and they will fulfill your wish. The head acts like a canister for spells. What works best is you write a spell on paper, something like I want my kid to go to college and be successful. Voodoobots are neither good or bad. It’s your thinking that makes them so. On our planet, voodoo is good,” Dixson said.
Dixson knows his futuristic art toys are a twist on the traditional voodoo doll. So far, his customers think his art toys are pretty “far out”.
“I really wanted to do something that was never seen before. The biggest compliment I get is when someone tells me they’ve never seen anything like it before. I love it when they hold the Voodoobots in their hands like it’s something precious and that really touches me,” he said.
Dixson’s proud of his creations and excited at how they are blasting off.
“Voodoobots are galactic and going to take over the world,” he said.
At this year’s Jazz Fest, Sean Dixson received The John Scott Award for “Most Unique Artist”.
Voodoobots can be found at Rhino inside the Shops at Canal Place and at Dutch Alley Artist Co-op.
For more information on Voodoobots: http://www.voodoobots.com/