Why Automata?


Over the years we have been asked what draws us to creating Automata, while we enjoy creating static figures there is an uncanny sensation when an inanimate object “comes to life” and, for just a moment, draws the observer into their mysterious world.
We think of the automata figures as puppets and marionettes but using a variety of mechanisms such as Traditional hand-operated, wind-up, and cam-driven; and Modern with programmable, servo-controlled electronics; to serve as the puppeteer without visible means behind the movement.
For the observer there is a difference between viewing a sculpted figure and being entertained by a puppet. The joy of watching a puppet show is as close to the feeling we want to achieve when creating an automaton.

Automata Gallery

Gallery of Automata in Private Collections