A commission from a
local solicitor. This portrait of the founder of the practice (Bobs great uncle)
hung behind his desk. He had the idea that it could react when clients told him things
that he didnt believe.
Bob didn't put it behind his desk,
instead he placed it his foyee for his clients to play with. It seemed to perform a real
function breaking the ice with clients, often in rather a fragile state. At
the time, it felt much more satisfying than the things I had been making to display in art
galleries, where people tend to look at everything with polite
This is the mechanism behind. The motor makes the portraits eyes roll. The solonoid
at the top makes his wig shoot up in the air.