The Ghost Clock I saw this in a museum in DC and it blew mind my Wendell Castle born Emporia KS 1932 resides Scottsville NY Ghost Clock 1985 bleached Honduras mahogany and stain Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program 198968 At first glance Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white sheet tied with a rope A closer look however reveals a masterful deception this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany With meticulous detail Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft supple cloth then completed the illusion by bleaching the drapery white and staining the base of the clock a walnut brown This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist created in the 1980s unlike the others it lacks an inner mechanism Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity-the absence of time white-throated-packrat ungodlyobsessions moistnoodles i-march-mello danim4ux THE SHEET IS MADE OUT OF WOOD TOO Wendell Castle Ghost Clock 1985 THAT IS MAHOGANY I thought this was a joke until I read the description WHAT HTE FCUK It’s one of my favorite pieces at the Renwick It’s a solid block of mahogany and you can see the impression of knobs under the cloth Meme
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