A Mechanical Mind

©2018 by Justin Gershenson-Gates.

Description

Cicada No 2
Completed September 13, 2019

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

His body and abdomen are made out of cut, sanded, and shaped watch dials carefully soldered together to create an exoskeleton.  

 

His head is made from a cut and shaped watch dial, many stacked watch gears to form the postclypeus (nose), and he features eyes made from tiny watch jewels.

 

His legs are made of many different watch strap spirngs and winding stems that have been cut into individual segments and soldered together.

His wings are made from recycled DVD's that have been cut into shape and then hand etched with a razor blade to give the appearance of veins.  These wings have been attached to the body with a two part clear epoxy.

His head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs and tiny watch jewel rubies that act as his eyes.

 

This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Cicada No 2 measures 32mm wide by 18mm tall by 58mm long. He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He 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: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily
Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html
Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11/mechanical-arthropods-and-insects-made-from-watch-parts-and-light-bulbs/
and CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/



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Watch Parts Cicada No 2 Mechanical Insect Etched DVD Christmas Gift

SKU: cicada002
$260.00Price
  • Made completely from watch parts and soldered together with a lead-free, silver bearing solder.  

     

    Comes with glass dome and walnut base for display.  

     

    Not a toy.