December 1st, 2011
Here’s the next piece that I’ll be working on. In 2008, I finished a clock that was titled “Quartz 7″. I wonder if that one should have been “Hybrid No.1″, because it was my first clock that used working handmade gears, as well as a maintenance free quartz motor. The in-progress piece represented in this concept drawing will be of the same kind, only larger. I’m actually surprised that it took me this long to begin work on another hybrid, because Quartz 7 is one of my favorites.
This is the first of three hybrid clocks that I have planned for completion in 2012. This type of clock is a good option for me, because it showcases the handmade gears, but is much easier to ship, and take care of. I also like the options it opens up for me aesthetically. The gears allow me to offset the hidden motor, and remove half of the clock face.