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"Death and Resurrection: In the Chamber of Reflection" v.1 1999 v.2 2007
This automaton, a nightmarish vision was inspired in part by the 19th century Phalibois clown automaton. The first Version was sold to a private collector and then this 23" tall automaton was made from a completely new set of sculptures with some added features and a completely new mechanical design. It is an auto-biographical self-portrait told through occult allegory and runs for one minute to complete the cycle. A mechanical musical "dirge" built into the machine.The entire figure including the Cams levers and actuating devices below the figure were made from scratch
hand-cut from brass steel and wood.
This automaton was recently shot and used in William Malone's Film "Parasomnia" 2008