|Clock Apple a fluid acrylic on 5" X 5" deep cradle Aquabord|
5" X 5" X 2" Aquabord
I find the Steampunk trend interesting in the combination of mechanical parts with everyday objects. Sometimes animals are transformed to made of 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 challenging experiment. 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 while gallery sitting at a coop to which I belong. 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 to come up with this design. I'm definitely going to have to try some more of these.
I'd love to hear what you think about this new endeavor.