Steve DeSpirito’s Winged Thingy

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Steve DeSpirito:

while ago, I started making these little wire creations with moving parts just for fun. At the time, I had never heard the term “Automata” but have since realized it’s a well established art form. It might be hard to tell from the photo above, but when you crank the tail of the sculpture the wings flap

Automata [Art in High Places via DugNorth]

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4 Responses to Steve DeSpirito’s Winged Thingy

  1. meerkat says:

    If you enjoy handcranked wire wonders & live in the Boston area, you really should take a trip over to the MIT museum (right off Mass Ave) and see their Arthur Ganson exhibit – he is really an incredible kinetic sculptor http://www.arthurganson.com/

    Here are some pics I took from a visit last weekend (they also have the WOW Pod!): http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate_marsh/sets/72157619671038393/

  2. rak0ribz says:

    If you enjoy handcranked wire wonders, but would rather watch while an electric motor cranks them than expend the calories yourself, I recommend the AVAM in Baltimore. http://www.avam.org

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    I really have to try my hand at some of that.

    Really very cool.

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