The Wall Clock 2

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Project by Borchik posted 900 days ago 2267 views 9 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With this clock, carved from a solid piece of mahogany, I examines the organic and cyclic nature of time and explores man’s complex relationship with time.

Throughout history, and forming the very foundations of civilization, man has attempted to control time through agriculture, by predicting the weather and managing the seasons to produce food. Likewise, man has attempted to measure time through clocks, from the sun dial and hour glass to the digital wrist watch. Man also tries to conquer time through the architecture of monuments the attempt to create permanence, from the pyramids to the skyscraper, from Stonehenge to the cathedral. But in the end, we are left with famine and flood, the clocks wind down, the monuments crumble and people forget their meaning. Man is mortal and time is the absolute.

But for the individual, time is linear and infinite, not cyclic. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust is for the body, not the soul. We break out of the cycle. We come from the ground, through birth, life, death, and ascension. The soul is immortal and time is the absolute.
52”H x 32”W

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#1 posted 900 days ago

Spectacular clock wonderful.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 900 days ago

Wow. How long did that take?

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#3 posted 900 days ago

Very beautiful work!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 900 days ago

Wow! This is amazing work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 900 days ago

Wow, that’s impressive. Great work!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 900 days ago

That is totally amazing work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 900 days ago

Truly a work of art. Congratulations.

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#8 posted 900 days ago

And in time this clock to shall perish, but for now we can all enjoy it’s beauty

Wonderful Job!

-- Cal Noguchi

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#9 posted 900 days ago

Wow! That is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#10 posted 900 days ago

Remarkable work and I am also thrilled with the design actually containing thoughtful points about time, what it means to mankind plus existential philosophy and religion. A real treat in every way!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 900 days ago

Fascinating, beautiful to the extreme…........what a concept…........Awesome!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 900 days ago

Stunning piece of art!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Steve Esterby

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--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#14 posted 900 days ago

WOW I’m awestruck, amazing detail, truly a piece of great art… AND I LOVE CLOCKS…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 899 days ago

I think every thing that can be said has been. Amazing

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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