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Eric Freitas
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My Bio
Eric Freitas is a clockmaker with an art degree. He hand machines and sculpts every gear and chain link of his clocks to create his bizarre and beautiful timepieces. It's unlikely that an artist would tackle the kind of learning curve that clockmaking presents, but he is dedicated, driven, and very passionate about making his ideas become a living, ticking reality.

In 1999, Eric graduated from the Center for Creative Studies with a major in Graphic Design and Illustration. He never committed to the commercial world as planned, and instead directed his attention to a far less common art-form; clockmaking. Prior to the change in artistic direction, he'd never used any machining tools. He studied from clockmaking and machining books for the sole purpose of executing this idea.

Clocks and watches have become such a mindless part of our life, that it's hard to separate the symbol from the elusive concept of time. Freitas abandons the traditional look of horology, and creates timepieces with a much more intuitive feel. His clocks delicately combine mechanical repetition with the organic repetitions of nature's machine. These dark, ticking curiosities seem to be unpredictably growing and decaying at the same time. The cold, linear representation of time disappears, and you're left with the feel of a beautifully complex and interconnected flow of change that is time itself.

Eric can be found at, where he showcases a gallery of his work and a blog keeping up with the progress of recent projects.

Current Residence: Royal Oak, MI (near Detroit)

Favourite Writers
Henri Bergson
Tools of the Trade
lathe, mill, piercing saw, rotary grinder

Facebook page

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If anyone is interested, I've had a Facebook 'Page' for a while now, and update that much more often than Deviant. If you're interested in keeping tabs on what I'm up to, that's the best way. The page is titled "The Clockwork of Eric Freitas". Thanks!
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Show in SoHo

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On Saturday, June 23, I'll be showing "Mechanical No.6" and "Mechanical No.7" in the Steampunkinetics show; at the Animazing gallery in NYC. This will be my first time showing in Manhattan. The Saturday opening is from 6-8pm. The show will hang until September 2. All of the work, as the title indicates, must be kinetic art.
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In the near future, you'll be seeing a re-skinning of my website This time around I'll be going a more reliable route, employing the popular wordpress for the blog, bigcartel for the shop, and a simple HTML gallery. Hopefully most of the site can be made to look the way I've laid it out. I've cleaned up the interface of the site design quite a bit, and can't wait get it up and running. In preparation for the new site, I've started up my big cartel shop. It's working right now, and the banner across the top has some of the elements that the new website will have, including a new logo/identity. I'm offering a 20% disco
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I can't believe I have only just found your magnificent artwork. This stuff is absolutely incredible.

Happy birthday, birthday twin!
Congrats on the DD!