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Apple Clock

by April M. Rimpo

5" x 5" x 2" | Acrylic on Aquabord | $95.00

Status: Available

Current Location: April's Studio

April is fascinated by Steampunk's combination of mechanical parts with everyday objects. Sometimes animals are transformed to include mechanical parts such as gears and pulleys and engines and sometimes clothing on figures has a mechanical component. Figuring out how to combine gears and pipes into an apple was a challenge. April says, "I was an electrical engineer before becoming a full time artist so I have some drafting skills, but I am not a mechanical engineer, so I am sure my clock would not function. I was determined to make the gears fit into the core of the apple and have a few elements that looked a bit like seeds. It took quite a while working on a drawing to create a design that worked. I played with a variety of angles on the apple and how much of the apple to "cut out" to provide a view to the clockworks and show the connection to the clock hands on the surface of the apple. By adding the tick marks for each five minutes I was able to connect the extracted segment to the face of the clock. A challenge, but very rewarding. This 5" X 5" painting is on a 2" deep wood cradle, this pieces can sit on a book self, mantle, or any flat surface.

 

 

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