Mechanical Contemporary Automata Maker and Kinetic Artist

About Me

Simon Blades 2020

Simon Blades 2020

Simon Blades 2020

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My BEGINNINGS

Simon Blades 2020

Simon Blades 2020

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As a Self tough engineer I learned to create mechanical sculptures in my youth with Meccano and Technical Lego toys.

Later as a Special Effects Engineer in International Theme Parks.

I now combine all my experiences in my Artwork.

Just a small part of my inventory

Just a small part of my inventory

Just a small part of my inventory

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I collect various  mechanical antiques for  use in my creations.

I find these older parts beautiful as well as  functional.

I also incorporate modern parts and engineering processes .

I have no limit for material choice.

Keeping an open mind is the key

My Inspiration

Just a small part of my inventory

Just a small part of my inventory

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 I am greatly inspired by the Automata makers of the 1700's  such as Jaquet Droz, Henri Millardet and Jacques Vaucanson.