lextalkingtonart

Found object marine sculpture and aquatic artwork

San Diego, California | 46 Sales

lextalkingtonart

Found object marine sculpture and aquatic artwork

San Diego, California 46 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Announcement   Sunday, Nov 18, 2018

Greetings!
I am releasing 7-10 new pieces Tuesday, Nov 20th at 9:00am PST.
I need to ensure the resin as cured on the last three of ten pieces, so, the last three may become available Wednesday. This release consists of ~7 inch square fossils with a custom walnut, brass, and plexi frame. You can view this link to see the frame design - this angler fish will be available.

This release includes a number of different specimens (generalized below), all of which will be titled and signed.
1 Beetle
1 Angler Fish
1 Trigger Fish
4 Octopus (Tube-head Cephalopods)
1 Butterfly Fish
1 Butterfly Fish/Discus Hybrid (?)
1 Seahorse

• SHIPPING and OUT-OF-STUDIO TIME
I will be out of the studio for some time after Thanksgiving. This means I can not ship artwork from Sunday, Nov 24 through Sunday, Dec 2nd. If purchases are made after Thanksgiving Day, They will ship Tuesday, December 4th.

Domestic orders placed before 4:00pm PST, Thursday, November 22nd will be shipped Friday the 23rd or Saturday the 24th.

International orders made after Tuesday evening will have to be shipped December 4th.

• Future Releases
I will likely have 1 or 2 more releases before the end of the year. I will be focusing on a few larger 9" x 12" pieces and more of the smaller, framed, four inch square format.
Please note that each and every piece in the mech-fossil series is unique and takes 6-7 days to complete with various curing times. Due to the lengthy process, most of my releases will only consist of a few pieces as they become available.

Due to the amazing and humbling demand recently, please know that the prices are subject to change in the coming releases.

• Commissions, Requests, Special Orders
Through the end of the year, I am not taking commissions or special orders. Next year, I will announce when I am open for commissions or special orders of my work.

• Thank you!
Thank you, everyone, for all of the feedback, questions and interest in my work. It is your curiosity and your encouragement that cultivates new ideas for me to create and share back to you!

Lex Talkington



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For more information on my work, please visit http://www.lextalkingtonart.com or follow my creative journey on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lextalkington

Thank you for the interest in my work!
Lex

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2018

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018

Greetings!
I am releasing 7-10 new pieces Tuesday, Nov 20th at 9:00am PST.
I need to ensure the resin as cured on the last three of ten pieces, so, the last three may become available Wednesday. This release consists of ~7 inch square fossils with a custom walnut, brass, and plexi frame. You can view this link to see the frame design - this angler fish will be available.

This release includes a number of different specimens (generalized below), all of which will be titled and signed.
1 Beetle
1 Angler Fish
1 Trigger Fish
4 Octopus (Tube-head Cephalopods)
1 Butterfly Fish
1 Butterfly Fish/Discus Hybrid (?)
1 Seahorse

• SHIPPING and OUT-OF-STUDIO TIME
I will be out of the studio for some time after Thanksgiving. This means I can not ship artwork from Sunday, Nov 24 through Sunday, Dec 2nd. If purchases are made after Thanksgiving Day, They will ship Tuesday, December 4th.

Domestic orders placed before 4:00pm PST, Thursday, November 22nd will be shipped Friday the 23rd or Saturday the 24th.

International orders made after Tuesday evening will have to be shipped December 4th.

• Future Releases
I will likely have 1 or 2 more releases before the end of the year. I will be focusing on a few larger 9" x 12" pieces and more of the smaller, framed, four inch square format.
Please note that each and every piece in the mech-fossil series is unique and takes 6-7 days to complete with various curing times. Due to the lengthy process, most of my releases will only consist of a few pieces as they become available.

Due to the amazing and humbling demand recently, please know that the prices are subject to change in the coming releases.

• Commissions, Requests, Special Orders
Through the end of the year, I am not taking commissions or special orders. Next year, I will announce when I am open for commissions or special orders of my work.

• Thank you!
Thank you, everyone, for all of the feedback, questions and interest in my work. It is your curiosity and your encouragement that cultivates new ideas for me to create and share back to you!

Lex Talkington



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For more information on my work, please visit http://www.lextalkingtonart.com or follow my creative journey on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lextalkington

Thank you for the interest in my work!
Lex

Lex Talkington

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Lex Talkington

About

From the Artist

The Mechanical-Fossil series grew from the desire to bring life and implied movement back to older found objects, things no longer desired. All parts belonged to mechanical or electronic consumer objects of the past — objects sometimes cherished when you think about the importance of a good camera before quality cameras were as ubiquitous as shoelaces. In their own way, these fossils memorialize the finely crafted parts of the past while transforming them into new lifeforms. These fossils are primarily made from vintage electronics (resistors, transistors, capacitors, wires, etc.) and vintage 35mm camera parts. Each assemblage is meticulously laid out and cast in polyester resin. A second resin is then used to coat the cast. Each Mech-Fossil is titled and signed.

The custom frame design is made from laser-cut plywood, laser-cut acrylic, walnut, and brass hardware. The frame is designed to lightly clamp the fossil tile. The frame is signed, in pencil, on the back and comes with a saw-tooth hanger and two rubber bumpers.

If you'd like to follow my process real time, please follow me on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lextalkington
For more information or to see additional work for sale, please visit http://www.lextalkingtonart.com.

Thank you for visiting my store!

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
My Mech-Fossil is loose in the frame, what should I do?

The Mech-Fossil may move around slightly — some movement is expected. The fossil is firmly held in place by a set screw in the bottom bracket. Gently twist or tilt the cast fossil to straighten it within the fame.

If and only if you feel the fossil can easily slide out of the frame, then you can VERY GENTLY tighten that set screw using a 1.5mm hex key. WARNING: If you tighten this hex screw, BE CAREFUL not to over-tighten or you could crack the fossil casting!

How should I clean my Mech-Fossil?

You should use a very soft duster to dust both the fossil and the frame. You can use a slightly damp cloth to wipe both the fossil and the acrylic frame. Be careful not to use abrasives or they could scratch the acrylic frame backing or the fossil.

What are the Mech-Fossils made of?

For the actual fossil, I use vintage electronics and mostly 35mm camera parts. Other parts come from typwriters, sewing machines, motors, and various electronics. The fossils are meticulously arranged and then cast in a polyester resin. That cast undergoes surface cleanup and then the fossil is coated in a flexible, strong polymer resin coating. The frames are laser-cut plywood and acrylic with hand-tooled walnut brackets.

What if I want a different color frame?

I am currently not changing out frames. What you see pictured is what you'll get. I may explore colored frame options in the future. Please contact me if you want to vote on this. Thank you!

What about custom orders or commissions?

If you have any questions about custom orders or commissioning a number of Mech-Fossils, please email me at info@lextalkingtonart.com. I currently personally respond to all email in a timely fashion. Thank you!

I have vintage 35mm cameras and other things I am looking to get rid of — do you want those?

Probably, yes! If you have vintage electromechanical objects (broken or working) that you would like to give away or sell, please reach out to info@lextalkingtonart.com and we can discuss.

I am particularly interested in 35mm cameras, 8mm/16mm cameras
and projectors dating from the 1920s up to the early 1980s.