Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Staccato - a drummer automaton by Tom Haney

Check out the latest from automaton artist Tom Haney. This automaton depicts a performing drummer. The figure's body was carved from basswood and the head sculpted from polymer clay. The drum kit is assembled from a variety of found objects. Not only does the video show the piece in action, but we get a great look at the mechanism and its cams. There are also some really nice "in progress" shots of the piece.

Learn more about automata by Tom Haney on his web site.

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