Art-Deco Inspired Hand-Carved Mahogany Cowgirl Clock
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The cowgirl that reclines atop this hand-carved clock is reminiscent of the pinup era, while the sleek curvature and streamlined details refer to the Art Deco design era. The clock and cowgirl were hand-carved from a single piece of Honduras mahogany, which is no longer importable to the United States. The carvings have been burnished and hand polished to bring out the wood’s natural coloring. In another nod to the art deco era, a German 8-day Hermleigh clock which requires traditional hand winding is the featured timepiece. The key to wind the clock is located in a hidden compartment behind a decorative maple design element near the base of the clock.
Kevin grew up in Cody, WY, where he was strongly influenced by Western art and the beauty of his mountain surroundings. Drawing and illustration were his first artistic expressions. He received the rare opportunity to apprentice under an Old World master wood carver from Athens, Greece, and spent five years carving European classic works and fixing a lot of broken furniture, an invaluable experience. Over the next twenty years he carved wildly and human figures and all manner of floral designs large and small. His current work focuses on designing and making architectural features, interior furnishings, and custom sculpture. Doing common things such as joinery and material selection in unexpected ways has become characteristic of his work. Beauty. Hope. Significance. These are a few of the things I hope you experience interacting with my work.