Swiss, 1925 -1991. Jean Tinguely worked extensively with the science of kinetic energy to create sophisticated large scale sculptures which he called 'Métaméchaniques'. His works involved innovations in suicidal robotics including his famed 27-foot tall, self-destructing kinetic sculpture, ‘Homage to New York’, designed in 1960. Following which his work portrayed less aggression and combined aspects of found objects and junk to create playful kinetic installations. In many of his works, viewers were allowed and encouraged even, to participate and had partial control of the machine’s movements. Before he became famous internationally, his stint as a freelance window decorator earned him much popularity.