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Watch Parts Praying Mantis "Mantis No 37" Sculpture Recycled Mechanical Clockwork Mantis Mantid Watch Stems Faces Insect A Mechanical Mind

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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/

Mantis No 37
Completed 1.27.17

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a green Christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

The head, thorax, and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

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.

Mantis No 37 measures 37mm wide by 44mm tall by 59mm long. He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Praying Mantis "Mantis No 37" Sculpture Recycled Mechanical Clockwork Mantis Mantid Watch Stems Faces Insect A Mechanical Mind


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass dome, walnut base, watch winding stems, watch stems, recycled watch parts, spring bar, strap spring, found objects, silver solder, solder, display dome, watch faces, watch dials
  • Only ships within United States.
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