Exposed N.1: ‘ClockWorkCros’ is the first of a series of artists’ residencies coinciding with Sonica.FM radio during February 2015 at the basement of Hundred Years Gallery.
Made in the Lower East Side of Downtown Manhattan in his native studio apartment, Crosby “ClockWork Cros” hand makes his clock art. He hand cuts the images twice before introducing the working clock movement into the eye of the image. Creating a functional working wall clock of our favorite figures. Signing the back and gift packaging for each personalized customer.
Inspired by the Surrealist film ‘Un Chien Andalou’, the act of cutting a selected eye on the chosen iconic face is considered surreal. When looking at the particular iconic face, the ‘eye of time’ is meant to induce an interaction with the figure the person admires. The feeling creates urgency that transcend the experience of time and gives the person reason to continue the long day ahead. Attracted to the gold dials of dollar clocks he randomly found in a 99 cent store, he started taking them apart for the pieces inside called “movements”. The very movement he now imports from his mothers homeland of England, to connect the old with the new. ClockWork Cros has become a timeless figure that creates motivation through thoughts of recurring experiences and personal associations. Picture a moment in your life when you had Deja Vu, you can imagine the feeling the work introduces when searching for ‘time’.