Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Long-running clockwork sculpture by New Gottland

Take a look at this stunning clockwork art by artist New Gottland titled A Mechanical Prayer. This is one of a limited edition of twelve.

This video shows one complete cycle of the narrative. The movement will run for about 45 minutes before it needs rewinding. (This is done by pulling the brass ball down, which rewinds the weights on the barrel.) The artist designed the movement himself, and machined most of the components using a Sherline lathe and standard drill press. The woodwork is oak and the brass imagery was acid-etched.

This is some truly amazing work.

You can see many photographs of A Mechanical Prayer on New Gottland's facebook page.

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