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No.7 - Update 1

By ericfreitas
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Disclaimer first - Please excuse the bad photos (nasty orange background, weird lighting). I shot these in my shoebox of a room that's far from ideal for showing off this piece, but unfortunately taking pictures of this one is going to be a task in itself. Getting the flashes far enough away to shoot a larger piece with even light, shooting at an angle without seeing a wall, and getting creative angles without the convenience of simply laying it on a table are all things I'll work out when it's time to take the final photos. I plan on making a very large couple of backgrounds, and I'll also have to figure out a good way to show scale, possibly with people.

Sad excuses out of the way - Here's the most recent photos of No.7 in progress. I'm very excited to see the entire size in place on the wall. I honestly can't back up enough in my room to enjoy it as I'd like. To get the photos I had to use the wide angle lens. The full shot of this clock is very close to what the final will look like, which is usually an indication that I'm coming down the final stretch. This isn't quite the case though. There's a lot of work left to be done on the inside of the clock, and this needs to be done very thoroughly, because this one begs to be explored from all of the angles.

The right side of the clock was a lot of cutting and grinding followed by some interesting trial and error work. I re-did the paper part six times (not so bad), used several techniques, and tried a few different materials before arriving at this solution, which I am very satisfied with. The chosen process involved dousing two layers of rice paper in varying amounts of linseed oil (cut with mineral spirits 50%) to give it a slight amount of translucency. I should also add that for added strength and water-resistance, I let the bottom layer dry a little more than the top layer. Then the pieces were cut, and sandwiched together in the frame of the decorative piece. After that I buried the piece in a layer of dirt, soaked it, and left it for a day. This created the effect I was after, but was very hard to control. If the paper ripped too much, or ripped in the wrong place it was very distracting to the design, so it took a few tries, and required some attention, but in the end the color and texture are exactly what I wanted.
Image size
1200x783px 814.25 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Focal Length
29 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 10, 2010, 8:42:19 PM
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Trumpa's avatar
That's very impressive Man!
Gmatty's avatar
Stunning piece! La la la la Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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derkert's avatar
Tick tock!

Interesting interest. Good (clock) works!
Tetravexitus's avatar
wicked fabrication man.
SmokeG's avatar
That IS an awesome piece. It looks to me like a disintegrated clock. Kind of an interesting statement on the fragility of time. Not sure if that was intended, but art speaks to diffferent people in different ways.
IsaacMonster's avatar
beuaty beyond my hearts desires, what can I say this took my breath away <3
Beauty beyond compare.
Junnyperos's avatar
Belo e suave. Orgânico e ao mesmo tempo etéreo!
AryaUnderfoot's avatar
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
MithriLady's avatar
you'll be remembered, as a great artist of this century
hamrakab's avatar
amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing !
bloodassoftassilk's avatar
oh my, that is simply beautiful. I would love to have that on my wall. Its amazing really. Great job. <3
Pherrett's avatar
Love this :heart: Great job!
moko-sorpik's avatar
Alors ça, c'est extraordinaire.
FenrixIX's avatar
That looks amazing! What you did with the paper is perfect, and I'm loving all the metal pieces sticking off of it! You mentioned that it's a clock, how would that work?
Drangelu's avatar
amazing! i think its a great photo :D
SuperTako's avatar
It's beautiful! you'd expect something this intricate from a drawing, but in an actual physical object it is amazing!
ForbiddenGhost-64's avatar
:eager: AMAZING! :faint: I can't believe you made the whole thing!
Luxius's avatar
I think the background gives a hint of transcendent, is like remembering that time has always existed.

Very nice picture indeed

keep up =)
Crazyhedgy's avatar
Whoa! Its like the clock represents a fragment of time.
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