Thursday, August 16, 2012

New motorized kinetic sculptures by Tom Haney to be shown at Obsolete in Venice, California

Photograph of Tom Haney sculpture

Artist Tom Haney creates kinetic pieces, which we often refer to here as automata. The bodies for Haney's figures are carved from basswood and the heads are sculpted out of polymer clay. All of the mechanisms are made from scratch. In this new piece, a couple is depicted on a see-saw.

Photograph of Tom Haney sculpture

Tom Haney's blog is a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at how he goes about constructing his mechanical creations. Here we see the details of one of the figures and the handlebar mechanism, which keeps the figures upright as they move. This piece will be one of several featured in an upcoming show to feature Haney's work (details below).

Show details:
Obsolete Gallery
September 8th to October 13th

OBSOLETE
222 Main Street
Venice, California
Phone: 310-399-0024


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2 Comments:

Blogger McDrunk said...

I love the fact that Tom shows his process of creation not just the final piece.

August 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Agreed! I want to do more of the same. I just need to make the time for it. Keith Newstead also does a nice job of showing his work in progress, as does Rob Ives.

August 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM  

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