Here are the two main characters of the new piece piece roughed in. The ears are made but will not be fitted until the final shape and sanding are completed. The green circle on the paper represents the outline of the "garbage can" these characters sit in. The right arm of the one on the left hangs outside the can. The bodies are hollowed out to allow room for the internal linkages for arms, eyes, jaw, tongue and neck. Next step for this portion of the piece is to fabricate the arms so that the hands correlate correctly to the top of the can.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.