|Man Stirring Something Up 2021
Figure is activated by the presense of a viewer. First he will look down and start stirring the bowl in his lap. Next the bowl he's sitting in will start to spin. Then the disc the bowl sits on will revolve. Finally lights will circle the verical and horizontal hoops.
|Man Keeping and Eye on Things 2020 57" x 15" x 15" (figure 19")
Inspired by one of Buster Keaton's last performances in the film "Film", the figure sleeps quietly in his chair unless something disturbs him, in which case he wakes up and starts rocking. In "Film" Keaton wears an eyepatch but as I worked on the piece I grew fond of that blind eye always watching me and decide not to cover it up.
|Ghost Elevator 2020 94" x 46" x 22"
Press the buttons to summon the elevator to the desired floor. Ghost may or may not appear. Click here to see a 7 minute video of this piece in action. Visit the Projects 2 page to see photos of this piece under construction.
|Aching Head 2018 82" x 22" x22"
This piece is sound activated. Loud noise will cause the eyes to partially open. A loud sharp noise will make them snap open wide. Somethimes, he will roll his eyes before going back to sleep.
|Messengers 2001 85"x 60"x 30"
Deposit 1 to 4 quarters in the slot (a sign will blink "more" to indicate how many) the light above a messenger's head will come on and he will lean forward and tap out a message in Morse Code. The message will be printed out and collected from below the coin slot. Click here to see a 10 minute video of this piece in action,
|Man With Too Much Time On His Hands 2017 30" x 16" x 16""
Made for the 2017 Horology in Art Symoposium at the MFA in Boston, this figure incorporates about 79 (mostly non working) watches and time pieces.
|Man with Some Restraints 2016 24"x 15"x 15"
The figure will turn his head to face the viewer and follow his movement.
|Tau Tau 2015 30"x 15"x 15"
The Tau Tau is a burial figure, commissioned by a friend. If anyone approaches he looks up. When my friend dies his ashes will be locked in the chest, the watch will be stopped, and the Tau Tau will be re-positioned to sit upright and guard the remains, looking up if anyone comes too near.
|Coin Operated Hypnotist 2014 (figure 13"h)
When a quarter is inserted the pendulum begins to swing.
|Fortune 2007 75"x 36"x 36"
Center wheel spins and tilts. A ball runs around in a track at the outer edge, to indicate a number when the spinning stops.
|Tricky Man 2011 80"x 20"x 20"
Push one of the two buttons and the figure will rap on the top of the box, the doors will open and the small man will either appear or disappear.
|Tiger Lillies Musical Gallows 2008 23"x 13"x 13"
Plays the song 25 Minutes when a quarter is deposited in the slot. Central figure drops at the end of the song.Click here to see a video of the piece in action.
|Mad Dog Bus 2010 17"x 32"x 12"|
|Smoking Man 2004 80"x 29"x 24"|
|Man on a Pole 2004 72"x 10"x 10"|
|Unbalanced Ghost 2004 22"x 5"x 15"|
|Puppet Theater 2003 89"x 33"x 33"
To see how this piece was constructed, visit the "Projects" page.