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Nuez Moscada

I’ve been working on a new body of work for 2014, hopefully a dozen new pieces. Most of them will feature escapement mechanisms powered by counter weights. Here’s the latest “Nuez Moscada”. See if you can find the Nutmeg. Here’s a detail:

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With One You Get Birthday Cake

I’m a recent convert to Star Wheels for intermittent movement. It’s like a geneva but even better! The Cake comes up every turn or so.

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Big Piece – Long Title

For the past six weeks I’ve been working away on my latest piece; Yelling ‘Theater” in a Crowded Fire. It’s freestanding, electric, has a couple of interesting clutch mechanisms and makes lots of sounds. Here’s the rough video and, did I mention how much I love the smell of WD40 in the morning?  

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Clap Clap Clap

The fourth in my series of smaller pieces. “Clap Clap Clap” is based on a pair of offset cranks and a horizontal cam. The egg was a wooden form which had been buried in dirt for a year or so, this is a cool way to age and degrade objects if you have the time. […]

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I-Feel-Fine

I Feel Fine

I’ve been continuing on the track of creating smaller pieces. The latest, “I Feel Fine” is based on the Kinematic Machine in the video below. The model is from the mechanical engineering collection at Ohio State University and inspired me to create this piece.

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Fall Work

With December almost here ( and it still feels like summer in New England ) we have some beautiful shots of my most recent work thanks to photographer Elizabeth Neville. All of these pieces can be seen,  starting tommorow at Aqua Art 11 in Miami. I’ll have some photos from the show later this week.

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Double Clutchin’ Daddy

I don’t know what’s getting into me lately, I keep setting out to do short sketch pieces and before I know it, all this… Check out the double clutch mechanisms, upside-down bell, trademark bird and, of course, daddy. BTW, there’s a bit of shaking 1/3 of the way through the video; me trying to stand […]

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seven and thirty-six

Seven & thirty-six

I’ve been wanting to work on a very vertical piece and after two weeks fighting rust, humidity, tiny parts rolling into floor cracks, small oil fires and the like, here it is. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present 7 & 36 for your viewing pleasure.

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Sculpture Seven

I haven’t switched to generic titles for my work. It’s just that the name of this piece is a bit adult in nature. The mechanism at the top is once again from “Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook” . I feel like Amy Adams as Julie Powell in the movie Julie and Julia. Instead of cooking […]

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Favorite Mechanisms & Animation News

Here’s Another pick from 507 Mechanical movements, #153. I love the simplicity, this is one of my favorite devices for turning rotation to linear movement. BTW the book is a free download and fun bedtime reading! One more plug, the music in the background is courtesy of WFMU the best damn free form station in […]

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