Heart in My Head Again-2011

We have a small private collection of heads on our wall. These are pieces that we just can't let go of and of all those, there is one that's my absolute favorite. I thought it would be fun to show this piece as a series of small sections first.

 

Watch gears

Watch gears

David was given some watch crystals and that made him start thinking about what else he could use from a watch and also the narrative around watches, time, the passing of time, etc... And then he bought a bag of assorted watch parts on Ebay.

 

I love the way the gears frame his eyes

I love the way the gears frame his eyes

There is something about this piece that just speaks to me. I love the tiny gears and the way the metal looks against the clay.

 

The picture was from a Smithsonian Magazine article about the Depression Era. 

The picture was from a Smithsonian Magazine article about the Depression Era. 

I think this piece would appeal to anyone who likes Steampunk. I asked David if that was part of his inspiration and he said no, but Steampunk being popular increased the availability of watch gears on Ebay.

 

Watch hands

Watch hands

I love the symmetry and vertical lines of this section. 

 

Plug from the vacuum tube in a guitar amp

Plug from the vacuum tube in a guitar amp

When you combine it all--

 

On the sides of his head are parts from the shutter mechanism on a 1960s camera

On the sides of his head are parts from the shutter mechanism on a 1960s camera

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