Friday, June 1, 2012

The Aurora - Lantern Sculpture

First small lantern based sculpture. Still trying to decide if I want to try to make it light up or not. Working on a few others at the moment as well. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Back at Twilight for the season

We are back for the season at Twilight Art Collective in West Seattle! Such a fantastic place to have our pieces. They really showcase the art and artists that make the northwest such a vibrant and exciting place to create art in! Here are some of the items that are being sold there...hope some of you can stop in and check out our things in person!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Inside the Robin's Egg

Desperately seeking the latch,
restless inside this shell.
Will he ever hatch?
Only time can tell.

Beetle: Lamprina adolphinae
Description: Brilliant Green Stag Beetle
Category: Lucanidae
Locality: Indonesia
Clock housing: Vintage German Mauthe Colibri - Robin's Egg Blue and Brass
Stands: 2.5 inches tall

Sunday, August 21, 2011

One Day I will Be a Beautiful Butterfly

Stephanorrhina Guttata in brilliant green and gold metallic coloration with a vibrant strip of red alongside polka dots nestled in a (1930's) German Double Bell Alarm Clock.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Tooling around Gearcon with my dapper fellow. The fashion show was great, and the vendors area has some friendly faces and interesting finds. If you spy us there give us a wave. Just look for the man in these shoes and I wont be too far away:

We also have a few Clockwork Beetles at the consignment table.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Fun stuff putting this guy together, this clock was heaven to work with. The beetle was too, all these in the Rhamphorrhina Ranzania family are a breeze to pin out! Doesn't the clock look like a vintage RCA Television set from the 50's?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kinda Reminds Me of the Vitruvian Man...Sorta...

Alex has been working on a pocket watch beetle for himself.

He used a Dorcus sp. Stag Beetle from West Irian Indonesia, and an vintage brass pocket alarm clock. The watch is 2.5 inches in diameter (a pretty good size).

Using various pieces of decorative paper, model paint, rubber stamps and fire he layered and distressed the inside back. On the reverse he applied a cutout from a 1918 postcard.

The sky wasn't being very cooperative for these pictures and there is a bit of glare. Special thanks to Shane and Melinda for the new glass face!