Sunday, May 06, 2007

Featured Maker: Tom Haney

Tom Haney began his full time career as an artist making props, models, and miniatures for television commercials, still photographers, and movies.

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
And that's just some of what he does!

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".

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