Michael Partington - Artist

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Michael Partington has been working as a master clockmaker and artist since 1974, but his private projects tend to feature the political, uncanny and sometimes the dark and sad aspects of human nature. He has devoted a lifetime to aquire the skills of designer, horologist, sculptor, mechanic, automatist, animator, modelmaker, painter and conceptualist.

His automaton inspirations are cross-pollinated in the subject matter and design approach. Dada-surrealism, mechanical engineering, architecture, steampunk, erotica, exotica, classical renaissance, horology, anthropology, artificial life/androides and anatomy to name just a few. It is not uncommon to see his projects packaged with a strong dose of theatrics and old world magic he learned from his magician father.

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2 weeks ago

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Working on the next automaton art project. I missed the self-imposed dedline of Halloween. ...

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6 months ago

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"Flying Circus Punching Bag"
By Michael Partington
An automaton inspired by current events and
Terry Gilliam - the cut-out animation artist for Monty Python.
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6 months ago

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"Zen Water Drop" - A kinetic art automata inspired by kinetic wave artist Reuben Margolin. 3D print files are available here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:2542655 ...

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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An inspiration for a future automaton in the making "Zen Water Drops".
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s0ivEN4DLgCamera: FASTCAM SA5 model 775K-C3 Objective: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED Record Rate(fps) : 1000 Shutter Speed(s) : 1/1000 Original resolution: 91...
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7 months ago

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3D printing my next automaton. "Flying Circus Punching Bag", a stress reliever for the surrealist. ...

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7 months ago

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I (Michael Partington) have been working as a master clockmaker and artist since 1974, but his private projects tend to feature the political, uncanny and sometimes the dark and sad aspects of human nature. I have devoted a lifetime to aquire the skills of designer, horologist, sculptor, mechanic, automatist, animator, modelmaker, painter and conceptualist.

My inspirations are cross-pollinated in the subject matter and design approach. Dada-surrealism, mechanical engineering, architecture, steampunk, erotica, exotica, classical renaissance, horology, anthropology, artificial life/androides and anatomy to name just a few. It is not uncommon to see my projects packaged with a strong dose of theatrics and old world magic he learned from my magician father. (www.magicdonovan.com)
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