years ago, when I was studying figurative clay sculpture,
I sculpted a life-size series
using terracotta clay, and my own hand as the subject.
this Automaton project took my "Hands" sculpture series
to the next level by including a "robotic" look,
in a Victorian/Steampunk (brass and copper) style, and simulated human movement.
I sculpted a life-size hand, in a relaxed pose,
and then I added "robotic" joints at the knuckles.
Below is a video of the Franken-Hand in
Machine #1, a Kinetic Sculpture
For my next project, I bought a "MM-1 Marble Machine" kit (now out of production) from
Michael Henriksen. Of course, I couldn't just build the kit as-purchased; I had to add my
own motor/chain drive, embellish it with added movements, and add a few of my tiny
gnomes, doing their own wacky thing. I mounted the whole machine on an "Irish Tea" box.
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