The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. (Bertrand Russell)
I have a friend. She is a blogging friend. We have never met – in fact she lives in Texas, so it is somewhat likely we never will. I don’t know what she looks like (Possibly, Jennifer Anniston?). I don’t even know her name. I do know she is a forty-something mother and teacher living in San Antonio. I do know that despite the fact that she writes a hugely engaging blog, she hates giving personal details about herself, so she is happy to have her readers fill in any blanks with their imaginations. I don’t think she knows how vivid my imagination can be…
Oh – and I also know she is very funny. At times laugh out loud. You should go and check out her blog. You can find it at WHATIMEANT2SAY. It might even behoove you to read WHATIMEANT2 NAME EVERYONE, too. It explains who Dimples and Wonderbutt and Cap’n Firepants are.
Anyhoo, my anonymous Texan blog buddy sent me a link to Klockwerks. I clicked and found the whimsical world of Roger Wood – clock sculptor. It’s kinda’ wild.
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. (Abraham Lincoln)
According to his bio, Roger Wood creates with time in mind. Yet even though the clock can be a consistent element of his work, it’s often secondary to its creation. Whether it’s a curious timepiece or a unique assemblage, Wood thrives on working with an immeasurable array of findings from the tarnished and forgotten to the odd or intriguing. He is a devoted collector of usual and unusual objects with one thing in common, a history.
Apparently, the source of all Roger’s inspiration lies in the hundreds of curiously labelled drawers and boxes brimming with artifacts of all description that line the shelves of his Toronto studio. He plays with an arrangement from his myriad of treasures until the precise moment that it feels right. Then he glues them all down so they can’t escape.
The result is quite magical…
If you’d like to see more of Roger Wood’s creations, check out his website here.
By the way – I’ll be in New Zealand for the next few days, so my communication and response times may be a little more intermittent than usual.