Hope on over to A Parallel World to read a great post about the artful kinetic clocks created by Miki Eleta. Miki Eleta was born in 1950 in Visegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovin), but has lived in Switzerland since 1973. He started building kinetic art and clock building in 1996 and continues to this day. He only manufactures unique timepieces. As you might imagine, this is a very complex task. Words from the artist and clock-maker:
What a chance to take part in the manufacturing of a clock!
Writing down notes on a piece of paper, holding on to the ideas, approaching to each other reality and inspiration. Subordinating myself to the play of cogwheels and levers, producing all components myself, learning new techniques – unknown ways open, ideas flash through my mind.
I love this process and I like all the difficulties I have to cope with because they do not occur by chance. Manufacturing a clock means to me feeling life and adventure. I respect all that has been invented so far – but I do not respect the idea that nothing is unknown. Therefore I do not stop searching for surprises, new forms, unknown movements and presentations. The realization of imagination.
Clocks have entered my world of kinetic art and sounds and they remain there. All my works of art are unique and I do not accept any repetition, in no case, there is enough fantasy, inspiration, enthusiasm and motivation.
You can read more about the artist and see more amazing clocks on his web site.
[ Thanks Bill! ]