Artists

Steve Armstrong

   

 

Automata

 

                                                                                       

Haiku , 2017
Acrylic on carved and constructed wood with hand-carved mechanism, 24 x 18 x 3.5 inches

When cranked the butterfly in hand flutters

 

 

 

The Dulcimer Maker, 2016, Acrylic on carved & constructed wood, 36 x 15 x 7.5 inches

When cranked the dulcimer maker plays the dulcimer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacant Chair, 2017
Acrylic on carved and constructed wood with hand-carved mechanism, 20 x 17 x 5.5 inches

 

 

 

Vacant Chair (detail), 2017
Acrylic on carved and constructed wood with hand-carved mechanism, 20 x 17 x 5.5 inches

When cranked the book page turns and the curtain sways in the window

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Two of Hearts, 2017,

Acrylic on carved & constructed wood, 27.5 x 17 x 7.5 inches

When cranked the hands caress each other's heads

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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

When cranked, the meteor shower moves across the window.

 

SOLD

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

When cranked, the figure turns the wheel and the puppet's arms move up and down.

   
 

 

 

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