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February 14, 2011

An Automata Valentine

Filed under: animation, crafts — Tags: , , — popularkinetics @ 5:49 pm

Automata Valentine by Dug NorthDug North, Creator of Automata

Here’s a delightful little automata  for our audience today. Created by artist Dug North, the crank is turned and the small wooden figure peruses the card rack but can’t find the right card. It’s titled “Which Card Says ‘I Love You’ as Much as I Really Do?”
The solution? Not a purchased card but hand-made surprise. A wooden kinetic sculpture, a pop-up card, or just a plain cut-out heart–when it’s made by hand, it’s better.  More of Dug’s work can be seen at his web site and on his wonderful Automata Blog.


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