Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Clockworks

This is a "curiollage" I did a few years ago for Cricket Magazine. It illustrated a very funny poem about a clock that wouldn't work. The blank yellowish parts are where the type went.

The piece was assembled from watch parts, jewelry findings, wire, a key, paper collage, polymer clay, beads, & acrylic on the back side of a stretched canvas. The whole thing was 9x12", but the part you see here (which was the printed version) is 8x10".

29 comments:

tanaudel said...

I like this - I love clockwork bits and pieces and the way the figure is bent around to fit, like in old manuscripts.

Christine said...

Wow, this is great. Love the details.

Zórdís said...

Just love this, the text gives me a deeper vision.

Great colors!

Ulla Trallala said...

this is fantastic!
love all the details!

steve said...

Leah, this is astoundingly good. Cricket always had the coolest illos and art. I've got a Burl Ives reads children's stories from Cricket, purchased primarily for the excellent cover work. Anyway, THANKS a ton for taking the time to answer my questions! The interview is up and it's awesome!!! :)

Bron Smith said...

Beautiful assemblage illustration. I can see how much work went into this piece.

Shani said...

Wow! Awesome work here! Love it!

ROSÁLIA LERNER said...

Great idea,creative and so pretty!!

Fadas & C.ª said...

Great illustration! Full of details... You have a very interesting style!

Christina Zemelka said...

beautiful

lil kim said...

wow, how cool! so much to look at and take in!

Tina Vaziri said...

Very dreamlike!

Koldo said...

This is really beautiful! Wonderful way to combine antiques in collage.

Henri said...

Very nicely put together.

Josh (musarter) said...

Impressive piece. I like the use of found objects. You make illustration lean toward the fine art side; which is a really good thing.

Beth L said...

very cool collage. Your amazing detail work always makes me happy, I could stare at your art for days...

Roberta said...

Impressive! Your attention to detail is amazing Leah.

ArtSparker said...

Gorgeous piece.

SENTA said...

I really love this, what fantastic work! So much detail and texture, it's so beautiful.

seth said...

This really clever! Great piece.

Marion said...

Looks really interesting.

Rima said...

Oh my goodness Leah! I love it!
Another clock enthusiast :)
Great stuff!!

Emily said...

Always lovely work! Reminds me of a cut out book… gives me a nice feeling!

dani torrent said...

Wow, another disturbing and fascinating image. Congratulations from a fan.

Chris said...

Leah, your work is awesome. I love the eyes on this one. All of the details, the colors, the textures. Great work.

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

Sensational

Awesome

AscenderRisesAbove said...

arriving through illo friday; enjoyed looking through your blog. I ahall return...

johanna said...

this is beautiful beyond words! i especially love this because there's something about clocks and their parts that draw me to them :-)

Juan said...

I love how everything works together. Brilliant!