31 May 2013

Visit Me at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

I am at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, in Alexandria, Virginia for the month of June. I will be in studio 333  as a visiting artist. If you get the chance please come and say hello. I will be working making automata and textile pictures and there will be things to buy.

15 May 2013

Smoking Babies

What was I thinking, they took to it so naturally!

14 May 2013

New Automaton of a Girl Knitting a Monster

I have slightly improved my knitting mechanism and here is a short film of a girl knitting a woolly monster.

06 May 2013

Moon and Wardrobe Automaton

The moon is finished and works perfectly, video to follow shortly.

He has strings and levers to move the eyebrows and moustache attached to his false nose glasses.

But the goings on in the wardrobe are not resolved!

The woman falls all over the place and getting her back in the wardrobe is like trying to get an extremely inebriated person into a car, irritating as she slides back out. I quite like this aspect myself but I think she may be too unpredictable and break the door.