Robots that feed the homeless!
Alexi Devilliers was born in the United States and is of Cuban descent. When he was five, his family settled in Florida. Alexi remembers that even though his mother had to stretch every dollar, they always had more than enough home cooked, flavorful food. According to Alexi, "You could taste the love that went into making it."
Growing up, his mother taught him the secrets she brought with her from Cuba. He then learned to cook the same type of homemade comfort meals that so many of us daily take for granted. He began giving his left over home cooked meals to his neighbors, and the rest is history.
After working all week long as a commercial maintenance engineer, every Saturday morning, Alexi and his wife wake up at 5:30am. They begin to make anywhere from 100 to 150 hot meals, then pack them up and head off to parks to feed the homeless around Phoenix. Recently they have joined with a shelter called Just-A-Center on 10th Avenue and Jefferson which aids in the feeding of people 55 and over.
Using the empty cans from the meals he's cooked, Alexi then creates steam punk fashion can artworks. Once he sells a piece, he purchases more food, makes more meals then reuses those cans to create more pieces. The pieces created are not only art, they are a recycling of love, generosity and charity.