Gary Schott’s Whimsical Mechanized Objects

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Metalsmith and artist Gary Schott talks about the whimsical mechanized objects he creates in this beautiful video by Walley Films. It follows Gary as he makes Eskimo Kiss, a cranked device which shows motions of love and affection mechanically. He says, “I quite enjoy that the work itself is very time consuming and yet all of it is just to make this device do this almost ridiculous, intimate action.” [via Laughing Squid]

14 thoughts on “Gary Schott’s Whimsical Mechanized Objects

  1. Dennis Mabrey says:

    It must be me but this video starts to cut out after 14 seconds.   

    1. Matt Richardson says:

      Works fine here.

  2. Ruth Shaw says:


  3. Mark & Angela Walley says:

    Thanks for sharing our film!

  4. Eran Gal-Or says:

    It is VERY inspiring to see your art!

  5. Gary Schott says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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