Wonder Object: Playful Mechanized Objects by Gary Schott

Wonder Object: Playful Mechanized Objects by Gary Schott kinetic sculpture documentary automata

Wonder Object: Playful Mechanized Objects by Gary Schott kinetic sculpture documentary automata

Wonder Object: Playful Mechanized Objects by Gary Schott kinetic sculpture documentary automata

I was unexpectedly delighted by this documentary short on jeweler, artist, and metalsmith Gary Schott who creates these small kinetic sculptures that produce tiny, intimate gestures. The attention to detail in each piece is astounding, from the early detailed sketches and balsa wood models, to the selection of materials, and even the color of fabric—all to create a tiny device, the sole purpose of which is to gently evoke a smile, to express, in the words of the artist, an action of love. The wonderfully produced video was shot and edited by husband and wife filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley of Walley Films out of San Antonio, Texas. (via junk culture)

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