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Paper Moon detail
"Paper Moon" Complete

The concept drawing for this piece was finished back in 2016. It was always one of my favorite designs and I knew that I would have to make it some day. Two years later I’m happy to finally hear it ticking in my home with a steady one second pulse.

This is my first wall-hung clock with a moon-phase dial. I originally learned how to make a lunar-display mechanism when I was building the 7 1/2-foot-tall clock titled “The Jungers Commission.”

This is also my first clock with a one-month power reserve. It’s quite convenient to only have to wind it up every 32 days. I must admit though, I kind of like winding it and hearing the ratcheting sound, so it probably won’t make it to a month very often. The light-brown surfaces are made of kitikata rice-paper. The moon is also kitikata paper (thus the title) and the face was painted with oil paint.
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Paper Moon detail
"Paper Moon" Complete

The concept drawing for this piece was finished back in 2016. It was always one of my favorite designs and I knew that I would have to make it some day. Two years later I’m happy to finally hear it ticking in my home with a steady one second pulse.

This is my first wall-hung clock with a moon-phase dial. I originally learned how to make a lunar-display mechanism when I was building the 7 1/2-foot-tall clock titled “The Jungers Commission.”

This is also my first clock with a one-month power reserve. It’s quite convenient to only have to wind it up every 32 days. I must admit though, I kind of like winding it and hearing the ratcheting sound, so it probably won’t make it to a month very often. The light-brown surfaces are made of kitikata rice-paper. The moon is also kitikata paper (thus the title) and the face was painted with oil paint.
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Paper Moon detail
"Paper Moon" Complete

The concept drawing for this piece was finished back in 2016. It was always one of my favorite designs and I knew that I would have to make it some day. Two years later I’m happy to finally hear it ticking in my home with a steady one second pulse.

This is my first wall-hung clock with a moon-phase dial. I originally learned how to make a lunar-display mechanism when I was building the 7 1/2-foot-tall clock titled “The Jungers Commission.”

This is also my first clock with a one-month power reserve. It’s quite convenient to only have to wind it up every 32 days. I must admit though, I kind of like winding it and hearing the ratcheting sound, so it probably won’t make it to a month very often. The light-brown surfaces are made of kitikata rice-paper. The moon is also kitikata paper (thus the title) and the face was painted with oil paint.
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Paper Moon detail
"Paper Moon" Complete

The concept drawing for this piece was finished back in 2016. It was always one of my favorite designs and I knew that I would have to make it some day. Two years later I’m happy to finally hear it ticking in my home with a steady one second pulse.

This is my first wall-hung clock with a moon-phase dial. I originally learned how to make a lunar-display mechanism when I was building the 7 1/2-foot-tall clock titled “The Jungers Commission.”

This is also my first clock with a one-month power reserve. It’s quite convenient to only have to wind it up every 32 days. I must admit though, I kind of like winding it and hearing the ratcheting sound, so it probably won’t make it to a month very often. The light-brown surfaces are made of kitikata rice-paper. The moon is also kitikata paper (thus the title) and the face was painted with oil paint.
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Paper Moon
"Paper Moon" Complete

The concept drawing for this piece was finished back in 2016. It was always one of my favorite designs and I knew that I would have to make it some day. Two years later I’m happy to finally hear it ticking in my home with a steady one second pulse.

This is my first wall-hung clock with a moon-phase dial. I originally learned how to make a lunar-display mechanism when I was building the 7 1/2-foot-tall clock titled “The Jungers Commission.”

This is also my first clock with a one-month power reserve. It’s quite convenient to only have to wind it up every 32 days. I must admit though, I kind of like winding it and hearing the ratcheting sound, so it probably won’t make it to a month very often. The light-brown surfaces are made of kitikata rice-paper. The moon is also kitikata paper (thus the title) and the face was painted with oil paint.
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Eric Freitas
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United States
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 ericfreitas.com ericfreitas.com/, 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)
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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".

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Clo…

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HairBrainedScenes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
Your work is absolutely amazing, 
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ericfreitas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Thank you!
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HairBrainedScenes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Quite Welcome
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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your stuff. Very creative!
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ericfreitas Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
Thank you!!!
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much for the watch! it truly means alot for me since Ive been a huge fan of your work for many years! :)
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Belket Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Happy birthday!H (Alphabets) A (Alphabets) P (Alphabets) P (Alphabets) Y (Alphabets)                                                                    B (Alphabets) I (Alphabets) R (Alphabets) T (Alphabets) H (Alphabets)     D (Alphabets) A (Alphabets) Y (Alphabets)  
 Happy Birth Day Fella (messages)  Much prosperity throughout the year!Are You Happy
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ericfreitas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
LOL Thank you so much. I appreciate it!!!
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Belket Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
No problem.
I wish you a good nightGood night!-fella-(messages) 
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Yaoi-N0-Marik Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday!
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