I made this Desktop factory in collaboration with Doro, we worked on it when I was in Hamburg and released it in bits first on instagram (the foodie parts) to confuse people a bit. Doro also collects things that people throw away (on the street, or washed up by the river) and we started tinkering with these till we came up with an idea.
I thought I'd try something new this time, I have lots of plastic and metal bits and pieces, all things that were about to be thrown away that I saved. I love automatas and thought I'd try making one! thought I'd choose something simple... so of course I go and make a creature with articulating wings! I had much more impressive movements in my head but for now he will only attempt to fly!
I used things like broken plug converter for the head, feathers are made from old foam packing material, a sock and some scrap fabric, vest is weaved from stripes from a matchbox, pen parts and glue bottle caps for the legs, the halo is a washer I picked off the ground one day.
Thanks to Alexis Noriega for sharing her wings tutorial! I used it as reference, she does spectacular work! Check her channel out: