Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Big Clock

Big Clock detail

The Big Clock - Kim Wozniak

It is amazing how these tiny tile almost give the appearance of reptile skin. The Big Clock measures 36" accoss and is one of my favorite projects. It hangs proudly above the sofa. It is one of those compelling reclamation projects. I found it, got inspired and I wasn't happy until I finished it (2 days and very little sleep later). I purchased the clock for only $20.00. The plaster surface of the frame was damaged and couldn't be repaired (or so they thought). I filled in the large hole of missing plaster and covered it in tile, and waalaa.

I think it is a classic example of why I love mosaics and mosaic artists. We either use our broken treasures as tile or tile our broken treasures.

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