Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Automata and other stuff.....................

Blimey i just noticed the last blog date i have been remiss but quite busy.

i went on holiday to Portugal and visited a lovely village on the silver coast called 'obidos' a bit of Moorish Portugal and totally beautiful. Aren't holidays great i didn't realise!

I've also been travelling around the country teaching and doing a bit of exhibiting again. My work was featured in Brighton Open Houses at Kim Thittichai's during May along side a group of lovely young men called Circus Kinetica who made intriguing weather vanes and lots of other stuff. i bought a piece called a Happy Clapper here atop my artshed

Meeting these guys and seeing thier work got me all interested in Automata and i wondered if i could possibly make one, so i got together with Marcus of the secret Laboratory and we worked out a way of doing it.

the design

the 'mill'

working out how to make the waves move

it works!!!!!

a test run in the frame.

the young masefield sets sail.

'The Young Masefield Goes Forth' can be seen at the Weavers Gallery, church lane, Ledbury 10 - 5 closing this sunday 12th July 2009. Hope you can make it, otherwise i hope this little video will suffice. it was taken by John Eager of Ledbury Portal. I'll be taking it to the Festival of Quilts so there another chance to see it in action. Stand Demo E. See you soon.