"Kiyohime." Awa Ningyō Jōruri (Puppet from Awa) by Amari Yōichiro (aka Ningyō Yō). Tokushima, 2019. Wood, natural pigments, lacquer, hair, silk cloth, metal springs, paper, cord. Museum of New Mexico Foundation purchase with funds from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation (T.2019.51.1)
"I am working on a very large automata depicting Gormenghast castle.
I have wanted to do this subject ever since I started making automata. It has not been commissioned,I am just doing it for fun. I may be able to sell it when it is finished , the cartoon museum in London want to exhibit it which is great. It is very nice to not be working for money, I feel I have a lot more freedom to go crazy...."
Keith Newstead 22/12/2017 FB.
Adieu Keith , nous ne t'oublierons jamais, surtout en tournant les manivelles de tes merveilleux automates . Quel plaisir de t'avoir rencontré en 2013. Nicole&Philippe.