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Watch Parts Mantis No 48 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Mantis No 48 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 129 3 Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem, Hex (II) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem, Hex (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 68 1 Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem and Hex by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem and Hex :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 68 2 Watch Parts Dragonfly No 26 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly No 26 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 154 3 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 126 4 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 145 3 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (III) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 124 1 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (Scale) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (Scale) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 493 18 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 170 4 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (III) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 453 12 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (II) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 141 3 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 191 10 Watch Parts Mantis No 46 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Mantis No 46 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 202 5 Watch Parts Spider No 97 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 97 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 245 8 Watch Parts Spider No 96 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 96 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 1,373 87 Watch Parts Spider No 95 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 95 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 514 24
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Watch Parts Mantis No 48
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Mantis No 48
Completed 9.18.18

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

Her body is made out of watch strap springs and a clear Christmas light bulb.

Her wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

Her head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as her eyes.

Her legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Mantis No 48 measures 25mm wide by 40mm tall by 53mm long. She comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Dragonfly No 26
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Dragonfly No 26
Completed September 14, 2018

This is a one of a kind, handmade mechanical Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from antique watch dials that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using silver bearing solder.

His body is a couple of watch plates and balance wheels soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a recycled brass rod base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

His dimension are 58mm wide, 40mm front to back, 54mm tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 (II)
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Mantis No 47
Completed 9.12.18

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

Her body is made out of watch strap springs and a red Christmas light bulb.

Her wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

Her head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as her eyes.

Her legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

The head, thorax, and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Mantis No 46 measures 21mm wide by 43mm tall by 49mm long. She comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
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Justin Gershenson-Gates
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Chicago, IL I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg@amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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Guardian-of-Urk Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is pure genius. Your sculptures are interesting and whimiscal, and it's even cooler that you recycle watches.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  Glad to find my medium, for sure!
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TheInkFanatic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yo, your gallery is a piece of art in on itself. Im a tattoo artist, and ive been struggling with drawing mechanical structures for a while. Your projects inspire me a lot and im honestly thinking of bringing some of your works onto paper in sketch style
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry this is so long in replying, as I've been out of town and put down the social for a week.  Thanks so much for the kind words.  I'd love to see what you come up with should you do something based upon my work.  Your gallery is amazing, as well...I'm always blown away by those that can work in 2-D so very well!
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RanqiLi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
dem deadly looking spiders tho *-*
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha!  Thanks for looking!
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HLLindsay Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Great gallery! I really like those somewhat humanoid watch part creatures. They have so much personality. Have you ever considered doing some plant life? The genuses Nepenthes, Cephalotus, and Dionaea might be interesting to try. Have a great day!
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Galaxianista Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you considered entering one of your creations in dA's Unconventional Art contest? With the beauty of your sculptures combined with the stories behind them, I think you would do very well!! ^^
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VinnyMartello Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had a love for "recycled art" as I call i it. It's fun to take leftovers and breathe new life into it. And yours is definitely at the top of the heap as far as being a junk man goes. I love your work.
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MADMEL74 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  New Deviant
Your gallery just blew me away! You have such an eye for detail. I love your insects and spiders most, out of all your designs, but also your jewellery is exquisite .
In my youth i would regularly infuriate my Dad by dismantling is electronic equipment to make jewellery from circuit boards and other parts, so i can totally relate to your inquisitive mind, but i certainly don't have even 1% of your exceptional talent.
I bet your workshop is where all watches wish to go when they die, to be reincarnated into such beautiful, intricate creations. Your gallery has made my day!
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