I took some time off building automata to knock off a couple of folk art crows for someone. One is standing and the other is crouching, sort of the look just before they leap into the air. I prefer what I call primitive folk art, very rough, lots of carving marks and simple in design. These small fellas are about 4" wide and 8" long. The standing one is about 6" high and the other is about 5" high.
What endears them to many is the look of their gnarly legs which are fashioned from coat hanger wire and butcher cord!
Taking a quick break from automata for a few days to make a few folk art pieces I have made before. This time I photographed all the steps so I could create a plan and instruction set for possible sale.
It took a little doing and some usual audio visual hiccups but finally the video for the recently completed automata piece "Fishing is posted on the Fishing page of my website. Please have a look and tell me what you think! Gertrude and Heathcliff are waiting for your visit!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.