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This little machine will be installed in the head of the large cyclops-octopus-robot thing I’m working on.  Its made from a truck wheel hub, a candle holder, the motor from a dollar bill intake machine, some LEDs, and a few other random parts.

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Mayday! Mayday!

New piece finished up last minute before our show this weekend!

A stranger in an even stranger land finds himself in peril, desperate for a safe place to land.

Materials:

Radio cabinet, chalk line, license plate light bulb cover, typewriter cooling fan blade, radio tuning knobs, book illustration clippings, fresnel lens, LEDs, motors

So, I haven’t posted anything in a while but I’ve had a good reason. The image here may look a lot like a motorcycle, but it isn’t. Well, it is, but it’s a lot more. It’s a first step towards breaking my total dependence on found objects for source material.
Waaaay back when I first started making things in metal I went with found things because I didn’t have the skills to make the shapes that I wanted to. This project represents my first attempt at building forms from sheet stock. It’s a steep learning curve, but I’m beginning to see the way it works. I figure that by the time I build all the body work on this motorcycle (the tank is coming along nicely) I’ll have developed the skills to apply this technique to sculptures. I’ve had a lot of false starts, and a lot of material has wound up in the scrap bin, but stay tuned, things are starting to flow now.

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Here is a video of a recent little mermaid sculpture.

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This is a tiny little machine I built to operate an old ash tray that I am turning into a blinking cyclops sculpture…..I hope.