Thursday, April 03, 2008

Anatomy of a Wood Automaton by Philip Lowndes

I posted about automaton maker Philip Lowndes a while back. The MAKE magazine blog has alerted us to the fact that the artist has made great progress with his work entitled, Quiet contemplation of a sandwich.

The artist has also generously created a page on the parts and pieces that go into a complex contemporary automaton. This is great information with really good photos!

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Automaton Artist: Philip Lowndes

Here is a work in progress by UK based automata maker Philip Lowndes. Entitled, Quiet contemplation of a sandwich, it is an impressive bit of work.

The boy looks around, as if surveying the scene, occasionally takes a bite of his sandwich and chews it. The other hand moves up to scratch the boy's head occasionally. There is an impressive amount of subtle motion and some well-timed actions in this piece.

A video clip is can be viewed here.

I cannot wait to see the finished piece. It looks like it will be charming.

Visit the web site of Philip Lowndes to see this and other pieces.

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