Wood and brass and glass. Approx. 6feet tall created by my father. An addition of branches, golden moon and acrylic painting by me. The painting is patterned after a very old museum drawing of Adam and Eve. Click to enlarge for detail.
My father could build anything. He built my crib and even fashioned the springs by hand. One winter he sat down and sewed tweed coats for my sister and I. My fondest memories were of watching him finish furniture...shellac and sanding! He built an A-frame cabin when he was around 70 and before he turned 80 he built four of these clock cabinets, one for me, two for grandchildren and one for himself and my mom. He asked me how I wanted it finished and I said "very light finish", at some point he decided he would stain it dark so in reaction I decided to paint Adam and Eve...we both had our own ideas and both stubborn. His occupation was in accounting but he had grown up in difficult times which required that he be self sufficient. I believe he was a true artisan but he saw himself as just simply making things for his family. He would just shake his head when attending some of my shows but he loved me and he would smile and say I was the one with the imagination. He was kind, good, funny and yes, Taurus stubborn. I still miss him and his wonderfully funny remarks...!