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Occupation Automata Maker Artist
Location Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Introduction Working from my studio in Mabe, Cornwall UK I have been making kinetic or mechanical sculptures professionally since the 90s. I am a self taught Automata artist, who often accepts commissions for my sculptures from both private and public collectors worldwide. My sculptures are made out of wood and metal, and I often use reclaimed wood and scrap (or recycled) metal in my artwork, as I believe this makes the sculptures even more unique, with a story behind the story. I take my influence mainly from South American, Asian,African and British art and my work is colourful and full of emotion, and often carries a political or social comment, in sharp contrast with humorous language.