Dominic Wilcox creates ‘Moments in Time’ watch sculptures
Dominic Wilcox has been working towards creating pieces of art which represent mans’ everyday movements, especially into timepieces. In his latest example of creativity, he has used vintage watch designs, and put in miniature sculptures which represent what one would do on a regular basis. Introduced in 7 models, these watches were unveiled at the Dezeen Space gallery, and are a project sponsored by Deezen.com itself.
The inspiration drawn for the series came from how different situations would seem to different people, and how they manage to cross over each other in time. Last year, when there were riots in the UK, there were a number of fleeting moments which have been captured through these handcrafted figures on the watches’ dials. They display the figures on its seconds and minutes hands, and as the hands move in their natural clockwise paths, these figures move along displaying the moments in perfect motion. One such example is a hooded youth running away with a stolen LCD TV while a policeman in doubt, watches on to see what the youth is doing. The policeman figure is placed on the minute hand, and appears stationary whereas the figure of the youth on the second’s hand, moves about constantly replaying the scene in perfect motion. Since most of the figures are vertical in position, the dials are covered in specially crafted glass domes to fit the size, the credit for which goes to Wearside Glass Sculptures. Describing it in more simplicity, Dominic Wilcox mentions,
“The miniature figure on the second hand moves around constantly and the figure on the minute hand appear stationary. I spent time thinking about the relationship between the two people, how one passes another repeatedly and I tried to think about when that situation happens in real life or in an imagined scenario. I altered head and arm angles of found model figures and made objects such as the LCD tv with wire and plug. The glass domes are hand blown to fit each watch exactly.”
There are other figures of similar curiosity like 2 men trying to shake hands, a girl trying to fly a set of balloons, and a man trying shovel away what lies on the ground. Our gallery shall show you the entire series. These watches may not be what one could wear on their wrist, but are certainly collectables which will garner significant attention for the unique idea they are built on.
Via: Dominic Wilcox