Michael Partington - Artist

Automata

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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Chess playing automata. ...

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4 months ago

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A four month project restoring this Swiss 1880 - 8 tune cylinder mechanical music box. ...

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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Time for a museum visit.
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1 years ago

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A new tool for the studio. A home made CNC Laser Cutter/Engraver. ...

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The new studio tool. A home made CNC laser cutter/engraver. ...

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1 years ago

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