Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Still Making Time

So, finally, I've finished another clock and this baby is special because this is the first custom clock mechanism I ever constructed. It's taken me this long to teach myself all the skills to build the rest of the clock...

Here's my post about building the mechanism here - FLIPPING CUCKOO.

I built the mechanism, wired it, designed it, painted it and, well, did everything.

 I wanted this one to be a little bit special because it was the first so while all the other Wood of Kings clocks have been black so far this baby is white. What's more it features a new header I've molded - an owl. And I've also used the new winged skull I designed. And the Wood of Kings logo that I designed using Inkscape and had laser cut by the fine people at Ponoko.

I'm so proud of this chronometer and it gives me huge pleasure to share the finished product with you.

"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in."
-Henry David Thoreau.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Object of Desire

I'll be honest with you I've been coveting this for a long time and I finally decided to bite the bullet and order one. 

Josh Harker for those of you that don't know of him is a very talented man.This Chicago-based artist launched a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of his 3D-printed ornate skulls - going against the conventional route of selling via a gallery. This filigree skull began life as an automatic drawing by Josh, whose illustrations are so complex that he didn’t think he could ever render them into sculptures. Then he discovered 3D polymer printing and, voilà, a high-tech object that looks like a medieval memento mori was born. Sized to nestle in your palm, it’s such an intriguing piece that it is - to date - the most-funded art project to ever appear on Kickstarter. And I freaking LOVE it!  

Today mine arrived in the post so I'd like to share the joy I had of unwrapping this true object of beauty. It warms my heart to know there are artists out there embracing technology and producing art that is within the reach of common mud-dwellers like yours truly. 

Isn't it gorgeous?

You can visit Josh Harker's webpage by clicking HERE