Vermont Bauble Clock #7, 2009
The Vermont Bauble Clock is an open ended edition of clocks that I make using found objects from around the area. This clock is another re-do, I originally kept this clock plain, added nothing but painted hands, thinking that this cow's water basin was cool enough in and of itself. I can see I was wrong. It needed balance and baubles.
A found heating element sits in the slot below and of course my trademark found washers and rubber to accentuate the time connect two main objects as a whole. To date I only have three of these old water basins. Last time I went to a farm I saw one and was informed of how they worked, apparently a lever of sorts (almost like a how a hamster gets water in their cages) is used and the cow would press it with its nose and the water would come out. The other side of the basin is bowl like and beautifully aged but I like this shown side much better. There are dark and light blues, natural cream and red all mixed together.