Sometimes a clock just has to look simple. I've spent two weeks superimposing different baubles onto the base of this clock and nothing works. Funny how it is the negative words that always echo in my head ~ two years ago a friend put my links onto her myspace page and mentioned my clocks, trying to get the word out. Some guy said, 'yeah she just puts auto junk on something and calls it art, big deal anyone can do that'.
I've never forgotten seeing that comment; those words bellow at me when I think I've finished a piece. But after spending days and days trying to get the clock hands the right color (these are a light cream, not something discernible in the photo), getting the right color of paint to match my 'junk', and spending absurd amounts of time deciding what if any center piece to use, I know that it isnt as easy as just putting a thing on a thing and saying done. By nature I have always tended towards complicated, allowing things to be 'simple' is a huge challenge at times but in the end feels better to my eye.
I suppose even if it were that simple, so what. If I have to defend my creativity I'm in the wrong business.