This is the second automaton in the Circus Automata Series.
The never seen before bird woman is made from wood, papier mache, air dried clay and wire. The figure is mostly wood but I have built up features and details with the papier mache and air dried clay, and I’ve also carved some of the wood away.
She spins and leaps when you turn the crank. Unlike the Daring Serpent Goddess, her cam is oval so when the long part of the oval pushes the disc she’s attached to higher, in turn, making her lift, while spinning. The disc and cam are made 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.