The Wall Clock 2

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Project by Borchik posted 01-24-2012 08:08 AM 2763 views 10 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 01-24-2012 08:33 AM

Spectacular clock wonderful.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 10:01 AM

Wow. How long did that take?

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 02:11 PM

Very beautiful work!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 03:09 PM

Wow! This is amazing work!

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

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 03:53 PM

Wow, that’s impressive. Great work!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 04:29 PM

That is totally amazing work!

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

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 04:37 PM

Truly a work of art. Congratulations.

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 05:24 PM

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 01-24-2012 05:44 PM

Wow! That is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 01-24-2012 06:15 PM

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 01-24-2012 07:27 PM

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 01-24-2012 08:20 PM

Stunning piece of art!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 01-24-2012 08:44 PM


--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#14 posted 01-24-2012 09:48 PM

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 01-25-2012 02:36 AM

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

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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