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.
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.
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.
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.
I love the symmetry and vertical lines of this section.
When you combine it all--