A collaboration with Natalie Stevens, Merle is a pull toy automaton. All four legs move (lower, and upper), and the tail wags. Merle was entered into the 5th annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Competition, where we won the "Best Buddy" award. Carnivorous Nights is an annual rogue taxidermy competition which takes place in conjunction with the Secret Science Club at the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
There is a nice photo which ran in a story in the New York Times about the competition. Click here to see some video of Merle in action.
Natalie and I plan to do a few more of the Automata over the next year. Once I have a few more completed, I'll post a new section for them.