The Imaginative Automata of Dug North
Dug North makes some seriously freaking amazing automata. The ones featured in this video are playful, beautiful, and incredibly complex.
When I think of automata, I imagine them to be old – clockwork pieces from a bygone era. But these pieces have a kind of modern feel that sites alongside the old.
And good lord, what a work area. What I wouldn’t give for an office like his. Not that I want workstations and tools (though my father-in-law Bob might enjoy that). I’m mostly talking about the vault-like nook where you can hide away from the world. What a fantastic creative space.