Mechanical Scorpion No 15
A Clockwork Scorpion sculpture made completely out of recycled watch parts.
The body is made from antique watch faces (dials) that have been cut, shaped, sanded and soldered together via a watch winding spring into body segments.
The tail is also made with watch dials that have been soldered onto a watch spring. The stinger is a watch winding stem fastened to a cut and bent watch plate.
The pincers and pincer arms are from watch plates and date wheels. The legs are made of strap springs, along with small watch stems for the feet.
There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.
Dimensions: 45mm wide by 78mm front to back 47mm tall. 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
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 Scorpion No 15 by A Mechanical Mind Recycled Watch Christmas Gift
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