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AMechanicalMind

Ephemeral Mechanical
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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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I do, amechanicalmind.com Legs are made from watch winding stems and silver bearing solder.

Watch Parts Spider No 124

It's all about finding the art that best suits you, going with it, and making it your own. There is so much to be made with either recycled or non traditional materials. You be you, and find a place or person who encourages you and pushes your art.

Watch Parts Spider No 121

Two is better than one! It's more about adding complexity and intricacy, plus gives extra depth on the abdomen for better visual balance. Sometimes one, sometimes more, just depending on what I want out of a particular piece. I really wanted to go all out for this little lady.

Watch Parts Spider No 117 (rear)

Good question! As the poster below notes, it's about the quality of the watches themselves. I'm not intentionally breaking anything, and know the better quality watches that I may get in any particular lot. I've found broken movements from some watch manufacturers are in the thousands of dollars. I'll just sell those back to the market, as my art isn't going to fetch that any time soon.

Spider No 116 watch parts, recycled wire