Steel, mechanical doll, solenoid, motor, custom electronics.

5 x 3 x 1 feet

Photo: Doug Laxdal

'Serpent' is an early mechanical sound sculpture. A coiled steel snake clenches and snaps it's jaws at the figure of a woman on top of a pink, circular 'music box'.

The lid of the box rotates and drags steel picks across the tuned sound boards inside the box, producing musical sounds. The mechanical doll, atop of the 'music box', shakes her hips and defends herself form the snake with a small screwdriver.