For my project, I settled on either putting together a clock from scratch parts and materials or taking apart an existing clock and reassembling it while customizing and embellishing it with my graphic pop art that I have made and/or own.
The aesthetic I decided to go with was the graphic pop art aesthetic I explored in my sixth post. This kind of art resonates with me since I was and am an avid comic book and graphic novel reader which has influenced my aesthetic inclinations and how I create art. Graphic pop art can be defined as a multi-colored, high contrast, and semi abstract genre of pop art influenced by graphic design. It also makes use of bold colors that can stand out or even compliment each other. Most of this type of art can be seen on cheap graphic t-shirts as well as psychedelic posters and tapestries. Below are some examples
I decided on customizing a clock because I wanted to use the graphic pop art aesthetic on some type of dynamic house or wall décor. I thought it would be interesting to create some kind of decorative graphic pop art object that wasn’t your typical poster or art piece like a painting or mural. I went through many decorative objects and designs and tried to see if any of them were dynamic or could be manipulated to be dynamic in some way. Finally, I realized a clock would be perfect, since they are dynamic moving objects that are used for other purposes than décor, even though they can easily function as such. Below is the clock I plan on using and other wall décor examples I considered.
My plan is to take apart this clock and cover the face and base (or edge) with a section of a shirt I have or a poster with graphic pop art. Since the numbers and the minute marks will be covered, I will have to create my own over the art using paint or other materials. Also, since the hands would be a little hard to see, I plan on making it stand out by painting it white with black edges. Below are my plan sketches.
Supplies I have: Staple Gun, Clock, Graphic T-shirts, Screwdriver and other tools
Supplies I need to buy: Clock parts, Graphic art posters, Art supplies, Painting supplies, Clockwork tools.
Apr 3: Full materials and final clock and art designs
Apr 9: Full disassembly and art is cropped fixated for clock specifications
Apr 16: 90% completed clock that can run as a clock at least
Apr 21: Final tweaks and Final Report
1: [Graphic art of a zebra in rainbow colors]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://clipart-library.com/clipart/kc85MxGji.htm
2: Honeycomb hexagon Wall Decor. (n.d.). Retrieved April 02, 2021, from https://www.theblacksteel.com/products/honeycomb-hexagon-wall-decor