Figurative Art and Automata

Welcome to Chomick+Meder, figurative and automata artists. Over the years we have been asked what draws us to creating Automata, while we enjoy creating static figures there is a unique sensation when it “comes to life” and, for a moment, draws the observer into their mysterious world.
We think of our automaton figures as puppets and marionettes but using mechanisms to serve as the puppeteer without visible means behind the movement. A variety of mechanisms are used from traditional Automata: hand-operated, wind-up, and cam-driven; to Modern Automata with programmable, servo-controlled electronics.
Working on technical and complex projects provides opportunities to discover new mediums like using 3D ‘virtual clay’ to sculpt and print parts used in our figures and utilizing the latest animatronics bring lifelike movement to our automata.
Thanks for visiting, we look forward to sharing our discoveries, as well as tips, tricks and techniques though our C+M Videos. Follow us on Facebook and for projects not posted on our YouTube channel check out and subscribe to our ChoMeder NEWS BLOG.

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Arts Annual 2018

October 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Arts Annual 2018

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Voyage Chicago

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Voyage Chicago

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In the News : Prinz Bobo

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on In the News : Prinz Bobo

Our "Prinz Bobo" is included in the Tampa Bay Times Weekend review of the Florida CraftArt exhibit "Dolls [..more]

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DOLLS: Opening Reception

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on DOLLS: Opening Reception

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Max Oscar Arnold Award

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Last December we were contacted by the cultural senate of the city of Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany informing [..more]

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3D Sculpt : ZBrushCore

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on 3D Sculpt : ZBrushCore

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3D Prints : Smoothing

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3D Print : Discoveries

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