"Crescendo"

2010   13" x 24" x 10"    Blog Post   Blog Post 2   Blog Post 3

Final shot.
Final shot.

He plays the piano. Not really - no sound - his arms have a random action, and his head bobs in time.

An alternate shot.
An alternate shot.
Closer shot.
Closer shot.
Even closer.
Even closer.
They keys.
They keys.

Before sanding and finishing.

The piano before.
The piano before.
Working out positions.
Working out positions.
Handcarved hands.
Handcarved hands.
Arms.
Arms.
Finished body, before paint.
Finished body, before paint.
In progress.
In progress.
Ready to be dressed.
Ready to be dressed.
Sewing in progress.
Sewing in progress.
Head shot.
Head shot.
Piano, in progress.
Piano, in progress.

Added the red paint.

More progress.
More progress.
Inside the piano.
Inside the piano.
The burnt pine floor.
The burnt pine floor.

I burned the wood with a torch, and sanded it down to bring out the texture. I love it.

Levers etc.
Levers etc.
The cam stack.
The cam stack.

Center cam is for his head movement. The other two are for his arms.

The mechanisms.
The mechanisms.