Throughout this year, I’ve been working on a circus automata series. There are 4 all told. These automata are designed and built by me, using reclaimed wood and metal, papier mache and air dried clay. The figures are cut out of wood, then I used carving, papier mache and air dried clay to model the features
The Daring Serpent Goddess is driven by an interior crank driven cam. When you turn the crank she spins in circles to display the snake. The disc and cam are make of wood that I’ve left a bit rough so that friction causes the disc to turn as the cam rotates on it’s axle.