Electric Motor Man

Brass, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Battery, Electricals
15” x 6” x 6”

In a reluctant but happy departure from my general philosophy of design, this automaton is electric, and represents the human figure only in very rudimentary proportion. From battery-head to aluminum oxford boots, the piece resembles in form a diesel-era robot archetype, but its movement is familiar and organic looking. That such a blocky gearbox physique has been invested with a very humanlike stride elicits amusement and affection, due in large part I believe to its effect as sympathetic machinery.

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