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.