Mechanical Contemporary Automata Maker and Kinetic Artist

THE ROSE BY SIMON BLADES

This Contemporary Automata called THE ROSE  took over one year to create.

The  emotional performance is completely mechanical in operation.

Love Heart

The Heart Sculpture is a private commission. It uses one motor to operate only 2 cams it is 2300mm tall and is completely maintenance free.

The ACROBOT

The Acrobot is over 3500mm tall and was created over a 6 month period.

She has one motor and  7 individual mechanical movements. 

5 of these mechanical movements pass through her left wrist. 

THE ACROBOT

The rear view shows the complete mechanical movements.

This is an essential part of the sculpture for people to look inside the workings

THE ACROBOT

The side view shows how I have attempted to recreate the anatomically correct posture during her movements. Her back arches during the movements. 

THE BLACK ANGEL

The Black Angel life size kinetic sculpture.

It has one motor creating one mechanical  movement but it is divided into 12  separate  body  movements. ( note the beating heart expands with the body)

STEAMPUNK ROBOT

Mechanical Robot Trainer with his Petbot 

This Sculpture was created over 4 months and has just one motor to make the mechanical movements and does not use computers.

THE ELEPHANT BIRD

This Steampunk sculpture is made from recycled parts the trunk is an old gramophone cone.

It has a 3 meter wingspan. If you notice you can see it breathing.

Small Heart SCULPTURE

This is a smaller version of my larger Heart sculpture.

Mouse Shadow Sculpture

 Shadow Sculpture Made from toys there is only one sculpture which creates two different shadows to create a two image cartoon. 

DEXTER THE ROBOT

Dex is a rolling ball sculpture and used one motor and 6 cams to create his movements he eats over half a million steel balls per year which is around 450 tons in weight