Friday, December 04, 2009

Colorful mechanical pictures by Kristine Suhr

Colorful mechanical pictures by Kristine Suhr
Back in December of 2007, The Automata / Automaton Blog featured a piece by artist Kristine Suhr. Then, as now, it's worth heading over to her web site to see large images and video of her colorful wall-mounted mechanical pictures. The mechanisms are constructed from birch plywood or MDF plates. The pictures are painted with acrylic paints.

Shown her is a piece entitled Whose turn is it for washing up? Two pull tabs on opposite ends of the painting make the cowboys draw their pistols.

Here is a link to see more mechanical pictures by Kristine Suhr.

[ Thanks philsing! ]


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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Featured Artist: Kristine Suhr

Check out the clever mechanical paintings of artist Kristine Suhr.
This piece, entitled Meeting, is over a meter wide. When the viewer turns the crank on the front the figures move. Mouths open, heads nod, fingers tap, and the man in the front rocks the chair with his foot.

I saw some animated vintage portraits at a recent auction. So while the idea of animated paintings has been around a while, Kristine Suhr has a playful, distinctive, modern style. Clever stuff and lots of fun!

Visit Kristine Suhr's nicely constructed web site to see this and many other works. [Thanks Falk!]

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