Rosie O'Connor Driftwood Rat Automata

£240.00
  • Rosie O'Connor Driftwood Rat Automata
  • Rosie O'Connor Driftwood Rat Automata
  • Rosie O'Connor Driftwood Rat Automata
  • Rosie O'Connor Driftwood Rat Automata
  • Rosie O'Connor Driftwood Rat Automata

This mind blowing sculptural rat is handcrafted by the talented UK based maker Rosie O'Connor.

It is comprised of driftwood and found objects and I promise I'm not lying when I tell you it can move!
There is a small handle on the base of the sculpture which, when turned, moves the arms of the rat up and down so he looks like he's nibbling his slice of banana.
This plucky little fellow was actually based on the real life Giant Rat who won the PDSA medal for bravery this year for his work clearing land mines. His reward was a banana!!
The action of the movement has a staccato feel to it and that's due to the handmade nature of the piece.
In Image 5 you can see the progression of movement. This really is a unique piece.

'Rosie graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in engineering which is where she got her flair for automata, she is happiest when she's walking along the shore in north-west Scotland collecting driftwood for her sculptures '

The mouse titles 'Dickin' a Tribute' measures 21cm tall and 13cm wide (this includes the tail)

If you would like to see Rosie's full collection do get in touch and we'd be happy to send over further images and info - simply email craftcentre-leeds@btconnect.com

Due to the high price of the piece - we would send Special Delivery as standard, this guarantees safe delivery.
If you would like alternative postage or collection options, please do get in touch prior to purchase.