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Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

Posted By Helen Morgan On November 22, 2012 @ 6:24 am In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Materials | No Comments


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The insects and arthropods are assembled from various sections of the salvaged devices [4], and are built up over several hours. Gershenson-Gates reuses the gears, straps, and springs from watches and reshapes them by soldering them into their new form.

Featured on Etsy [6], the sculptural spiders, scorpions and more are an inventive way of giving watches a second life. See the jeweler’s facebook page [7] for even more images of these excellent designs.

+ A Mechanical Mind [5]

Images courtesy of Justin Gershenson-Gates


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[5] Justin Gershenson-Gates: http://www.amechanicalmind.com/

[6] Featured on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com

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