I finished up the current mechanical theatre tonight but have to change the White Bird Black Bird name because the birds are golden! I am pondering ….. it may take a few days. At any rate it is done for Portland Open Studios and none too soon I might add.
I will get some good studio photographs at a later date but here is the piece with the curtains closed. The lower red “spikey” pulls operate the cam which raises and lowers the bottom black curtain. The white pull on the right side of the theatre moves all the birds as well as the white top curtain and the small forms in the elipse windows. It is a good thing I don’t keep track of hours on my work because this one took a while. Here is a shot with the curtains open.