Artist creates wooden art pieces with moving animals hidden in it
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Artist creates wooden art pieces with moving animals hidden in it

Jamie Winn specializes in wood automaton art. Automatons mimic the movement of humans and animals. She makes them by hand using wire, wood, and watercolor paint. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. The following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: This intricate, moving piece of art is called an automaton. It’s a machine that follows a predetermined set of instructions. That’s why they’ve been called the original robots. Their movements are made to imitate those of a human or animal, from the way the joints move to how they walk or run. This is Jamie. She makes wooden automaton art pieces. She first saw an automaton on TV when she was 7 years old and was amazed by it. Years later, she decided to move from painting on flat canvas to building automatons and started Ghost Light Gallery. Automatons have been around for centuries, used as functional or even decorative pieces. Jamie’s artworks are mainly meant for the latter. The purpose of these mechanisms is to create a sense of wonder for those who see it. Jamie calls it magic. Jamie: I happened to have come across a magician by the name of Robert-Houdin. He would, through his magic […]

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