He now makes automata. He uses a variety of methods to provide the motive force for his automata. What do I mean? For the mechanical source of power for his automata, Haney makes use of:
- Key-operated work
- Crank-operated work
- Weight-driven work
- Motor-driven work
Many people have noted that he is particularly adept at giving his works an antique look. I would have to agree. Great stuff, truly.
Words from the Artist:
I enjoy making these pieces because they involve many processes including carving, mechanical design, assembling, painting and aging. Invariably, working with mechanisms presents a whole set of problems most artists don't have to deal with. With every piece, I become more of an inventor, which involves a lot of trial and error experimentation. But with every error, I learn something, and that's what I like most.
Visit Artist Tom Haney's site to see a portfolio of his "articulated artwork".