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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,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | No Comments
Halloween may be long gone but this amazing series of mechanical insects would make the perfect addition to a creepy costume. Crafted from old watch parts and light bulbs, the crawlie pieces are assembled together from salvaged materials by jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates. Whilst experimenting with the idea of dissecting old watches, the Chicago-based designer stumbled upon this cool style and has since created a whole batch of mechanically-inspired insects! Click ahead to see more photos of these inventive, quirky sculptures.
The insects and arthropods are assembled from various sections of the salvaged devices , 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 , the sculptural spiders, scorpions and more are an inventive way of giving watches a second life. See the jeweler’s facebook page  for even more images of these excellent designs.
Images courtesy of Justin Gershenson-Gates
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 salvaged devices: http://inhabitat.com/tag/salvaged-materials/
 Featured on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com
 jeweler’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nubsmcgee
 + A Mechanical Mind: http://www.amechanicalmind.com/
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