‘Migration to Nowhere’ – our first automata creation- was heavily influenced by rich haunting music I recently discovered. ‘Migration’ recalls a seabird flying above a long forgotten lighthouse near a windswept shore. Mildly crippled and bandaged from the journey here, his tattered wings struggle against the storms . . . but he never leaves this place.
– Construction –
Head of polymer clay, resin, paint and pigments over armature.
Bird: Iron wire, polymer clay, paper, resin, feathers, muslin, paint, pigments, thread, hand fabricated mechanism.
Mechanism Container: Antique toaster, magnifying glass, found handle, lamp fitting, iron wire, vintage machine screws, washers, pepper grinder handle, glass bead and drawer pull.
Base: solid wood with ornate molding trims, resin, and beeswax. . stained, painted.
Your work is so wonderful…I am a retired art teacher and I used to teach a lesson on Alexander Calder…when he was young (before mobiles) he would build these awesome pieces of art from wire and he would make them move like you do…your work reminds me of his…if you could find some information on the net about him and especially his “Flea Circus” I know you would enjoy it tremendously or maybe you already know about him…
I’ve always loved your work..this piece is sooo cool! I thought the head was an actual skeleton!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I did go through hell when she left. I had this huge invisable hole in my chest. Did you read Twilight? I felt like the girl in it when her love left. The tie of mother to daughter is so amazing. When she came back..she has grown up…a welcome change.
thanks again! I ope you come back..I’m trying to post more often and putting up the art I’ve been making.