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Art of the Day: Tuesday March 31, 2009

Time Stopper (sold)

- by Dorothy Edwards

This week's theme: The Hands Of Time

While sitting in a waiting room recently, I found myself reading "20 Things You Didn't Know About Time" in the March Issue of Discover Magazine. It has stayed in my mind, so I thought I would see what the EBSQ Galleries had to offer on time and all things time related. This week, EBSQ's Art Of The Day showcases just a small sample of what my search turned up.

Art: Time Stopper (sold) by Artist Dorothy Edwards
I have been creating mixed media mosaic pieces lately and buying lots of junk jewelry. Many of the batches have old non-functioning watches. Originally, I intended to make a clockwork man on an old door. Unfortunately, I soon realized I would need more watches and clocks than I had hope of acquiring at a good value. The idea is still under consideration, but I may use bicycle gears instead of watch and clock parts.

As many of my friends know, I like to buy old bottles and give them new life - and I like junk jewelry mosaics. Just like that inspiration struck! and I put these watches to work (or not work depending how you look at it.)

I adhered the watches and old clock parts with an epoxy resin, Magic Sculpt. It is a two part epoxy, that when mixed, has a vaseline like consistancy. It worked well, although I did have to tape some of the heavier pieces on the bottle until they dried.

This bottle did not have a stopper and my inventory of old stoppers did not have the "perfect" fit. So I purchased a new cork and epoxied a watch, some small clock parts and a silver colored figure of a fighting chick (as in woman) on top. She is thinking, "HA! I dare you to unstop time. I will kick your butt!" or something like that since she is tough and ageless.

The between spaces where filled with gold seed beads and silver mini-marbles - the mosaicist in me just couldn't let the piece be finished without some type of "grout". This piece is no longer for sale.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Time Stopper (sold)

Detail Image for art Time Stopper (sold)

Detail Image for art Time Stopper (sold)


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