arts republic recent automata sculpture mosaic/murals workshops

view striking king cobra. automata

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King Cobra

The challenge is to keep one’s hand on the front of the glass. As the cobra sways eyes
burning red, it freezes, glaring and then with a sharp hiss strikes, bearing fangs. Lights
declare the player brave or encourage a rematch.

It is extraordinary how most people cannot manage to keep their hand there. We think is because
many people have an inherent primal fear of snakes.

Currently at the MAD Museum in Henley

king cobra - detail.

We have another at Marvin's Marvellous Mechanical Museum Detroit, USA.

Latex, LEDs, pnematics, paper mache, gesso, motors and mechanism

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