Tag Archives | mechanical movements

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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New Videos!

Just finished editing a slew of new videos of work from my show at William Baczek Fine Arts. For your enjotment: Yelling “Theater” in a Crowded Fire. Ghost Town Waltham Saga #2

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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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Saga 2

Saga #2

Here’s the latest piece to come out of my studio: Saga #2, maybe it’s a brief tale of a cat and bunny? I’m starting to work with unusual objects as cams. In this case, the cats’ body is a cam which moves the gear engaging the bunny’s movement. Aqua Art Miami 2012 BTW: It’s time […]

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Is Is

I have a habit of randomly selecting titles when I complete work. Some days,  I pull a record album (real vinyl) and find a song title I like. For this one I selected “The Changing Face of Harlem” collection of Jazz music from the 40s and song title “Is Is” by Stuff Smith. Oh yeah, […]

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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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Reversing Mechanism

Here’s the mechanism detailed yesterday. Works like a charm! As always,  music while working courtesy WFMU;  Irwin’s terrific Murial’s Treasure archive of vintage Calypso and Soca.

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Belle Cranks

I removed half of my bike bell for this one but it was worth it.  Little bits and pieces around the house disappear when creating new work. I can just yell next time I need to alert someone when on my bike. This is piece number 8 for the upcoming show at Schoolhouse Gallery. Note […]

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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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Wednesday Follow Along

For those of you interested in some of the techniques and hurdles in creating the Mechanical Sculptures on this site, I’ve documented today’s process, so here we go! I’ve been working on a new piece for a week or so, the heart is a Geneva wheel which spins an axle with some cam-like levers 120 […]

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Number 86

I keep a worn copy of 507 Mechanical Movements by Henry T Brown on my workbench. This book, published in 1868 and released by Dover for $7.95 ( probably the best 8 bucks I’ve ever spent ) is a gem. One of my favorite techniques is to select a mechanism from the book as a […]

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