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A 1.75cm wooden (wo)mannequin arrived today and she’s more than a bit fabulous.

She’s a life sized (well, actually taller than most of the research team) artist model.

(Though we were a bit surprised by those thighs – they’re not thighs, well certainly not cycling thighs!).

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Easily put together, she quickly took to the bike.

We’ll slip her into something a little less comfortable tomorrow – like 1890s cycle wear – and get her on a more fitting period velocipede shortly.

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However she just a womanequin for the project. No, she is much more….

The plan is to transform this static human form into an automaton (of sorts) which will help display the project in a much more dynamic context.

The automaton is being built in collaboration with James Fraser – an architect, potter and general all round creative fellow.

Here are some of his visual storyboards for the project.

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A quick peek at her developing face….

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And here’s James at work in his potting studio:

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Exciting!

This Post Has 4 Comments
    1. Hi I love the quality of your womannequin! I am looking something like this in Mexico, but its impossible. I am fashion designer and I would like to have one like this in the store could you please help me to identify your supplier? I found some in internet, but yours seems to be perfect in proportions, quality, etc.. Thanks, Adriana.

  1. Hi Adriana, I bought the wommanequin 4 years ago and it came from an online arts supplier. However, they no longer appear to sell them. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Good luck in your search!

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