Sullivan lives next to a flea market in New York, where he scavenges for female fashion dolls and soldier toys to make into his robot models. All are 1/6-scale dolls with articulating knee and elbow joints. He sculpts them using a handheld belt sander. "I leave as little plastic as can be left on them without destroying the joints," Sullivan says.
Robot babies gather around their caretaker in Sullivan's vision of a robot nursery. The "goddess" face is taken from a mold of Deborah Harry's face, which Sullivan made in 1976. "I contacted Debbie by e-mail to get her permission to use her image in the movies, and she said yeah," Sullivan says.