February 6, 2010

Deconstructed Watch


This is a photo I took in the summer. I bought a handful of 99¢ watches at Value Village and cracked them open with a hammer. Some of the clock mechanisms were made of plastic, but there were a few gems among them. The process of disassembling the watches was violent and delicate work at the same time. I did not use a screw driver - I bent and twisted the metal until it came apart layer by layer. I laid the various parts on a piece of glass and snapped a few photos. I later glued them to the glass and placed them inside a shadow box frame which is currently hanging on the wall in my living room.

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