The August/September issue of Mary Engelbreit Home Companion has a feature on the artwork of Ann Wood and Dean Lucker. Dean sculpts and makes the mechanical pieces and Ann paints. They’re wonderful!
The first one from their website, called “For You” is made so that when the lever is pushed, the girl raises her hand and a snowglobe appears that says “for you.” How precious is that!?
Some of the other pieces on their site have video clips to show how they ‘work’.