Rob Higgs is a mechanical sculptor, automata maker and inventor. He designs and makes mechanical sculptures, contraptions and eccentric machines, largely using found materials such as; old gears, wheels, chains and mechanical items found on old farmsteads, in boatyards and on scrapheaps.
He has exhibited world wide and has permanent exhibits at the Eden Project, Cornwall and the National Science Museum in London, as well as in numerous private collections and International galleries.
Weighing at more than three-quarters of a tonne, this incredible beauty of 382 moving parts including gears, pulleys, levers, spring and bells that stands at 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall at its highest point, is cast from brass and is a glorious sight to behold when set in ponderous, whirring, clanking motion.
You only need to see the true delight on Derren Brown and Stephen Fry’s faces to really appreciate just how much exceptional this unique piece of art is.