Migration To Nowhere

Migration To Nowhere

‘Migration to Nowhere’ – our first automata creation- was heavily influenced by rich haunting music I recently discovered. ‘Migration’ recalls a seabird flying above a long forgotten lighthouse near a windswept shore. Mildly crippled and bandaged from the journey here, his tattered wings struggle against the storms . . . but he never leaves this place.

— Construction —

Head of polymer clay, resin, paint and pigments over armature.

Bird: Iron wire, polymer clay, paper, resin, feathers, muslin, paint, pigments, thread, hand fabricated mechanism.

Mechanism Container: Antique toaster, magnifying glass, found handle, lamp fitting, iron wire, vintage machine screws, washers, pepper grinder handle, glass bead and drawer pull.

Base: solid wood with ornate molding trims, resin, and beeswax. . stained, painted.


  1. Pam said,

    November 22, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    this one is freakin fantastic

  2. Linda East said,

    January 31, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Your work is so wonderful…I am a retired art teacher and I used to teach a lesson on Alexander Calder…when he was young (before mobiles) he would build these awesome pieces of art from wire and he would make them move like you do…your work reminds me of his…if you could find some information on the net about him and especially his “Flea Circus” I know you would enjoy it tremendously or maybe you already know about him…

  3. colleenem2 said,

    February 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    awesome work…can’t wait to meet you at ArtFest…ever thought of teaching there? Or do you?! Love love your stuff.

  4. Jaime Lyerly said,

    April 21, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I love this piece in particular. All your moveable work is great. I do wish the video was on the site though instead of having to go to YouTube for it.

    Glad you came to visit my blog! See twitter is good for something!

    Look forward to seeing more of you work.

    Jaime Lyerly

    • remnants said,

      April 23, 2009 at 1:06 am

      Your wish is my command!!! Wouldn’t it be great to hear *that* more often?!?!? Like when calling a really large company to get some help for example!

      I recently upgraded the WordPress blog so now I can embed videos. I’ll try to do the rest of them soon but this one is up there.

      Thanks for pointing that out Jaime!

  5. Joanne Archer said,

    June 8, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Wow, this is fab! I love the shadow that’s cast on the wall; it really looks like he is flying.

    • remnants said,

      June 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much Joanne!!! He is a very special piece to us and I have him on a shelf near my desk so he’s always nearby. : )

  6. Judy Keefe said,

    April 1, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I’ve always loved your work..this piece is sooo cool! I thought the head was an actual skeleton!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I did go through hell when she left. I had this huge invisable hole in my chest. Did you read Twilight? I felt like the girl in it when her love left. The tie of mother to daughter is so amazing. When she came back..she has grown up…a welcome change.
    thanks again! I ope you come back..I’m trying to post more often and putting up the art I’ve been making.

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