Automatonia

THE SECOND SISTER

A creature inspired from the play ”Macbeth” by William Shakespeare.  This is one of the three strange sisters who predict Macbeth’s future.This kinetic sculpture represents the second sister. You already have seen the first sister in a previous post. In Shakespeare’s work, the supernatural is present at every step. I captured a moment of metamorphosis, a transformation that transcends […]

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INCEPTION

A combination between a human, a bird and a tree. Just hatch out Made from beech woodDimensions: 27/11/12 cmThe legs, wings and the head are mobile https://youtube.com/shorts/5j_k1ClMpyA https://youtube.com/shorts/z6s2Ae_lATk

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IMBOLD

You have in front of you a rare specimen, an Oryctolagus Cuniculus that was born blind and hairless like all of its kind. In the meantime, things have changed, although now he can see, he still closes his eyes from time to time immersed in a dream. His fur hasn’t grown yet.Passion: drawing and calligraphy […]

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THE FIRST SISTER

This is the first of three. Inspired from the play ”Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. This kinetic sculpture represents the first sister. Shakespeare imagined the three sisters as the hand of destiny. Now who is the puppeteer? 🙂 This sculpture it is composed of 30 pieces.It is made from cherry and beech wood.Dimensions: 27/33/21 cm. https://youtube.com/shorts/Sf7AuHrbZwc https://youtube.com/shorts/Q2lMdt9luHs

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THE SLEEPERS

I present you two characters who as the title suggests their main activity is to sleep. Although normally sleeping is the opposite to activity, in the present case the definition does not apply, sleepwalking being a common practice for them. They usually live around humans and feed on dreams, beeswax and linseed oil. They dream […]

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Amazement

This character has an insatiable need for reading and that passion gave birth to an alter ego who shares his pathos.And I don’t think this multiplication of his ego will stop here. On his face you can read a perpetual amazement, a contemplative amazement caused by what he reads in the book he holds so […]

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Two And A Quarter

Like the previous one, it is also a modular sculpture that can be assembled and reassembled in many ways. It is composed from 13 pieces and represent a happy trio with an appetite for playng.Material: cherry wood.Dimensions: 28/19/10 cm. Year 2023 https://youtube.com/shorts/G9oVRQYRdZ0?feature=share https://youtube.com/shorts/RKjv-SnfHxI

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Modular Sculpture

This is a modular sculpture that offers dozens and dozens (probably hundreds) of assembly methods. It is made from cherry wood and is composed from 30 pieces. Why should we settle for a single pose of a sculpture when we can have hundreds of variations of it.So let’s play with art! Dimension variable. This is […]

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Book Master

A book with a blank cover and two characters in search of a lost title. Can someone tell me what this title could be?Description:Kinetic sculptureMaterials: cherry woodDimensions: 24/11/14 cmYear: 2022 https://youtube.com/shorts/SXyBjdQyr6Y?feature=share

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Lovers

Two lovers made from cherry wood and lots of passion. These two figures have rotating arms. Dimensions: 24x17x9 cm

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Happy Fish

A small cherry wood sculpture. It is docile and easy to maintain. He does not require an aquarium! And one more thing: it could be the Lucky Fish for whoever owns it.Dimensions: 23/14/6 cm. Year 2022 Author: Petre Staicu https://youtube.com/shorts/yd–8B_hDss?feature=share

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THE KING

My newest creation. This kinetic sculpture evolved from an older one (The Penman) . I wanted to create an even more interactive sculpture, something that encourages creativity. He carries on his head a crown which is also a support for eight feathers pens, an ink bottle în his chest and a small drawer that holds […]

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Two Horsepower

These horses look pretty gentle. Then why is the driver so frightened? …maybe because he just realized that he is not the master. Kinetic sculpture Dimension: 60 x 31×21 cm. Made from beechwood. Year: 2022

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Menage A Trois

Although trapped in this box, this trio tries to enjoy the time spent together as much is possible.And what happens in the box stays in the box.Kinetic sculpture. Materials: walnut, cherry and beech wood. Dimensions: 33/17/27 cm Year: 2021

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Duet

Two souls in one body singing in unison. This automaton is inspired by the story of Oscar Wilde – “The Nightingale and the Rose” illustrated by Anca Smarandache. Kinetic sculpture. Materials: walnut, cherry and beech wood. Dimensiones: 40x18x19 cm. Year: 2022

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What Dreams May Come

This kinetic sculpture represent a metamorphosis between human and bird. And what better time for this change can be than sleeping time. I still don’t know what will be the outcome of this transformation, the human turns completely into a bird, the bird will turn into a human, it will remain a mixture between these […]

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Ready, Set, Fly!

This kinetic sculpture is a personal interpretation Inspired by a popular ballad belonging to romanian folklore. In this medieval legend, Manole is a master builder who wants to overcome his condition by trying to fly from the roof of his last and greatest creation. Manole is the romanian Icarus. So it’s easy to imagine how […]

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Open Your Soul

This automaton is inspired by the story of Oscar Wilde “The Nightingale and the Rose” illustrated by Anca Smarandache. This nightingale is made from beech wood and has a walnut heart who beats in the name of love. Dimensions:31x17x17 cm Made from walnut and beech wood.

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Octopod

This mythological creature has the rhythm in his blood. Well, in this case in his wood. Inspired from Scandinavian mythology, Sleipnir was Odin’s horse. In the meantime i’m teaching him a few moves. Made from beech wood. Dimensions: 40x14x30 cm.

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Iepuromul

”IEPUROMUL” or in other words ”THE RABBIT MAN” This hybrid is born from an older dream that i had. I don’t remember the whole dream so don’t ask me where the rest of his body is. Kinetic sculpture. Contains 22 pieces and is made from beech wood, walnut and cherry wood. Dimensiones: 27x14x15 cm.

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Sphinx

The Sphinx is a sculpture that, although inspired by a creature shrouded in myth and mystery, will not ask you to solve riddles. By simply turning the crank, it challenges you to use his wings as feathers pens. Although he has a sober face, his inner joy is betrayed by the movement of his hands. […]

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The Dreamer

He has just a feather, but no one can’t stop him to dream that he can fly.Is a combination of walnut and beechwood. Kinetic sculpture. Dimensions: 38x35x13 cm. Year: 2020

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The Penman

He carries on his head a ”citadel of thoughts” which can also be used as a support for pen nibs, an ink bottle in his chest and a quiver with feathers pens on his back. He is a dreamer but at the same time he has an eye that sees everything.This automaton is composed from […]

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The Dreamer 2

He has a recurring dream…a flying dream. And his heart helps him keeping his balance. Kinetic sculpture. Dimensions: 20x30x12 cm. Year: 2021

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The Penman 2

He has the same purpose as his predecessor. Carries on his head a ”citadel of thoughts” but this one is a little taller, which can also be used as a support for pen nibs, an ink bottle in his chest and a quiver with feathers pens on his back. He is a dreamer but at […]

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I Have Something To Say!

Human figure with mobile arms, a feather pen and an ink bottle in his chest. His purpose? Well…it has only one mission: to supervise the writer and to encourage him at the same time. Kinetic sculpture. Made from beech wood. Dimensions: 26x19x13 cm. Year: 2020

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Satyr

This is my vision of how a satire looks like. This mythological character made from beech wood has around 25 moving parts and if you look closely is possible to discover others This is my vision of how a satire looks like. This mythological character made from beech wood has around 25 moving parts and […]

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Automatonia Mascot

This kinetic sculpture is a three-dimensional representation of my logo. I added a small drawer in which small things can be kept. Kinetic sculpture. Made from beech wood. Dimensions: 40x31x17 cm. Year: 2018

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The Beginning

This mechanical sculpture is a tribute brought to all the statues, columns, pilasters, cornices and to other architectural elements that stay silent in front of these little ”threats”. Something is about to happen. Kinetic sculpture. Made from beech wood. Dimensions: 33X14X11 cm. Year: 2019

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Unikarpov

This mechanical sculpture is inspired by the Policarpov airplane from the second world war. The pilot as you can see has nothing to do with WW 2. Kinetic sculpture. Made from beech wood and painted with water colors. Dimensions: 36x38x25 cm. Year: 2020

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Zombie No.3

Welcome to the zombie land. Don’t be scared! This little zombie is one of a kind and only comes to life if you give him a helping hand.Automaton who represents a human figure which rises in a sitting position again and again until you stop turning the crank :). Is made from beech wood, screws […]

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Zombie Girl

Zombie girl is a playful representation of a character who urges to wake up or rather to wake up again. The mechanism behind the movement is exposed to the viewer and needs to be discovered. The character invites to movement, not a physical one but a mental one. It is a gymnastics of the mind. […]

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Tripod Doll Nr.4

Like her sisters before, this wooden doll has the same qualities and even more. She has also two faces which can be easily changed by turning the handle, and a bigger heart. Is supported by three legs and she can sit down or stand up. Kinetic sculpture. Made from beech wood. Painted with water colors […]

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Tripod Doll

She has two faces which can be easily changed by turning the handle, and a heart who changes color. Is supported by three legs and she can sit down or stand up. Kinetic sculpture. Made from beech wood. Painted with water colors and water-based varnish. Contains mooving parts. Dimensions: 40x10x10 cm. Year: 2019

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