-The Mechanical Cockatoo-

 

Mechanical Cockatoo 1

I realised that I’ve not shown you my moving sculpture on the blog.

This little stone & wire Cockatoo flaps its wings when you turn the handle and slides out a gift card for you.

The two rocks come from the Dandenong Ranges, the stick from Mornington beach and from there, I’ve cut out some feathers out of old maps and built the mechanism with wooden spools, rods, the handle of a vintage hand mixer and sewing elastics.

Let’s see it in action at a market, it has delighted big and little children:

Mechanical Cockatoo 2Mechanical Cockatoo 3Mechanical Cockatoo 4Mechanical Cockatoo 5

 

3 responses

  1. I can well imagine that everyone wanted to have a turn and making the wings flap! I can’t turn the handle but I can replay the video! Great work. 🙂

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