A Mechanical Mind

©2018 by Justin Gershenson-Gates.

Mechanical Scorpion No 15
Completed 9/6/19

 

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

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/

 

*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT PACKAGES MAY BE INSPECTED BY CUSTOMS, AND BECAUSE THESE PIECES ARE FRAGILE, THEY MAY BE DAMAGED IN THE PROCESS. WE PACKAGE THESE EXTREMELY WELL, BUT WE CANNOT NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OCCURRING DURING A CUSTOMS INSPECTION*****

 

Watch Parts Scorpion No 15 by A Mechanical Mind Recycled Watch Christmas Gift

SKU: scorpion014
$325.00Price
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