Arms made and a coat of red paint applied. This colour is as near as I can get to Indian Red, a pleasant earthy colour, not too garish like cadmium reds. Indian Yellow is a different matter; it used to be made by boiling down the urine of elephants that had been fed exclusively on […]
I’m making a double-size version of my very popular piece The Donor for Marvin’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum and I thought I’d show the process of making it in excruciating detail.
This piece emerged naturally from one called “A Green Hill Far Away”, in which a single wind turbine occupies a wooden hillock. I realise I’m messing with deeply-held views in making these pieces and I can see that a section of society might take offence at the seeming trivialisation of matters as enormous as the […]
Paul Spooner has been visiting the Tinkering Studio at the The Exploratorium, San Francisco this month. He took part in the OPEN:Make event on 21st April, and you can see him talking about his work on this webcast, along with other makers from the event, including mechanical artist Nemo Gould.
This Jokebot automaton is a special commission made by Paul Spooner last year as a surprise 40th Birthday present for a collector. The head of the robot is styled on piece of Swiss cheese. Here are some of Paul’s thought processes and insights into the mechanics of the piece. IN SEARCH OF RANDOM Most of […]