The Swiss architect Le Corbusier claimed “a house should be a machine for living”. We can all use different sorts of machines, depending on what’s going on in life. My Machines use an archaic definition of the word---as an aid or helper. A lever, for example, was considered a machine by medieval masons. The interactive sculptures in this series are built to help us examine our lives with insight and humor.

Constructed Sculptures by Paul Baker

Machines for Living

Detail, Aroma Lab: Quadrant 1

Enjoy this short movie about my creative process.