David Archer's Famous Flea Circus
These interactive handcrafted sculptures by David Archer requires the visitor to turn handles, push buttons and look through lenses at working dioramas. Constructed from scrapped machinery and recycled materials these works are wry vehicles for ideas and narrations in the tradition of mechanical representations found on Victorian and Edwardian seaside piers. They provide an escape into fantasy or give humorous insights into the human condition.
Archer's work is held in institutional collections and loved in many private collections everywhere.
Materials: plywood, timber, glass, paper, wire, found objects
Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 6 cm