|Project by HandsOgold||posted 12-25-2007 05:53 AM||1255 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
When a neighbor asked me to design a clock for her philatelist husband, a germ of an idea crystalized. However when i went to create a postage stamp in wood, I was overwhlemed by choices and artistic demands. Sometimes you cant let your project get ahead of your skills. I Knew that i should make a stamp by punching regular holes to imitate peforations, but it still had to be a clock. I then decided that if i used actual stamps on my symbolic stamp, no one could miss the symbolism. I therefore selected from my collection a dozen US stamps from one to twelve cents denominations to make the numerals, and used my latest veneer acquisition, a sheet of Hawaiian Koa wood on which a Koto wood “stamp” was to be placed. The result is on view above.
and its a good thing i posted the project because in looking at the enlarged image, i just noticed that my numbers are out of order, i gotta contact the new owner and repair. I gues time can stand still.