Femme Fatale, is an earlier work and again falls between kinetic sculpture and automata. My love of film and film equipment, is distilled in this piece and is the first completed work of a series I call ‘cinetic’ sculpture. With Femme Fatale both the film loop and spool have double roles, each carry the image as well as being part of the mechanism. Marlene Dietrich, in her cinematic roles as Destry and Mata Hari, are the inspiration. Her iconic lips scratched onto the 16mm film, mouth the words ‘I love you’.