This weekend I'll be attending an exhibition where I will be displaying my work and talking to people about the craft of making automata. Although I will have many pieces, most large I find it challenging sometimes to keep some people at a safe distance. To this end I have made a collection of little individual pieces that people may crank while I control access to the larger works.
These are what I call my "Captains of Industry", a collection of humanoids cranking away, noses to the grindstone. I make them as executive desk toys, sometimes with quotation on the surface, and offer them as a lower cost purchase at a show.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.