John S Morgan automata
Interactive donation box commissioned by the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in 2014.
DBF2 from John S. Morgan on Vimeo.
John Morgan has spent the past 30 years researching kinetic sculpture. Early emulations of folk art whirligigs and animated toys evolved into wall hung motorized electric tableaus and then smaller, hand cranked, automata designed to fit on the corner of an executive’s desk. This pursuit, funded primarily through Morgan’s vocation as a Professor of Graphic Design, is the passion that drives his creative research. His narrative product springs form a unique marriage of art, design, woodwork, and engineering.Pieces from his limited editions produced over the past fifteen years have been shown in American Craft and American Woodworker Magazines and have been exhibited in craft galleries and museums in the US, UK and Japan. (from http://themadmuseum.co.uk/artists/#single-modal/0/)