Monday, 28 December 2009

The Brothers Quay

Got the BFI two disc set of The Short Films of The Brothers Quay 1979 - 2003 for Christmas. Enthralling stuff. Quite hypnotised by the beauty of the animations, the textures, the music, the shifts of focus and depths of field, and the the glimpses of the hidden worlds. I particularly like the poses of the puppets, the extended hand, the cocked head, the subtle pausing.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Wonky Racer Rabbit Car

Here is a little racing car made out of an old John Bull puncture repair tin, some bits of Meccano and some hand cut tin, inspired by the look of battered old vintage tinplate toys. I love the surface texture of rusty old tins. The letters were handcut with tinsnips, apart from the two "O"s, of course, which are washers.

Wonkybot No 2, Cedric

Have completed second wonkybot.His name is Cedric. He has a slightly raffish air, I feel, on account of his jaunty red hat.

Friday, 20 November 2009


Well, Wonkybot No.1 was on Etsy for all of a day and he's been sold! He will be winging his way over the Atlantic Ocean in the next few days. I'll have to wrap him up well for the journey. Here are a few more photos of him.