The Ghost Clock I saw this in a museum in DC and it blew my mind Wendell Castle born Emporia KS 1932 resides Scottsville NY Ghost Clock 1985 bleached Honduras mahogany and stain Smithsonian American Art Mus Collections Acauisition Proaam 198968 eum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution At first glance Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white sheet tied with a rope A closer look however reveals a masterful deception this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany With meticulous detail Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft supple cloth then completed the illusion by bleaching the drapery white and staining the base of the clock a walnut brown This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist created in the 1980s unlike the others it lacks an inner mechanism Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity-the absence of time lolzandtrollz The Ghost Clock Meme

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