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Steve Armstrong

   

 

Automata

 

Trees, 2014, 24.5 x 26 x 4, Acrylic on carved and constructed wood With hand-carved mechanism.

When cranked the musicians play their instruments.

Ozymandias, 2013, Acrylic on carved and constructed wood With hand-carved mechanism

, 32 x 25 x 5.5

When cranked the moon eyes move from left to right and its mouth opens and closes.

 

 

Spring, 2013, Acrylic on carved and constructed wood With hand-carved mechanism, 28 x 31 x 7 inches.

When cranked the pan flute player dances while the arms move the flute from side to side across the player's face.

 

 

 

Walking, 2014, Acrylic on carved and constructed wood With hand-carved mechanism, 28.5 x 22 x 5.5 inches.

 

When cranked the figures arms and legs move to give him the appearance of walking.

 

 

Blue Garden, 2013, Acrylic on carved and constructed wood With hand-carved mechanism, 36 x 26 x 6.5 inches.

 

Blue Garden ( Detail )

When cranked the jellyfish move from side to side, the mermaid plucks her harp, and the clam opens to reveal a skull.

 

 

 

Curiosities of the Deep, 2013, Acrylic on carved and constructed wood With hand-carved mechanism, 27.5 x 20.5 x 4.

When cranked the creatures eyes move from side to side, and the mouth opens and closes.

 

 

 

SHOOTING STAR, 2011, Acrylic paint on carved and constructed wook with wodden gear mechanism, 21 x 23 x 4.5 inches (open)

The moon's eyes move up and down.

The central figure turns side to side.

 

 

 

LEONIDES, 2011, Carved and constructed, found wood with wooden gear mechanism

When cranked, the meteor shower moves across the window.

 

 

 

Umbrella Dance, 2011, Acrylic on carved wood with hand carved mechanism, 24"x17x7.5

When cranked the middle figure's wrists twist, and the two figures on each side move the umbrellas up and down.

 

 

 

 

 

THE DIGNITY OF WORK detail, 2011, Carved and constructed wood with wooden gear mechisms,

50 x 18 x 18 inches (total size)

When wound in the back, the top figure turns the wheel; the left figure pulls the lever;

and the right figure hammers at the forge.

 

 

 

 

SERENADE, 2011, Acrylic paint on carved and constructed wood

with wooden gear mechanisms, 27.5 x 15 x 7.5 inches

When cranked, the female figure turns side to side and the musician strums.

 

 

 

THE SCULPTOR, 2011, Acrylic paint on carved and constructed wood

with wooden gear mechanisms, 42 x 8 x 11 inches

When wound the sculptor starts chiseling on the sculpture.

 

 

 

HEARTLAND, 2009, Carved painted wooden gear construction, 39 x 37 x 24 inches

 

 

 

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