This piece came to fruition after creating Ceremonial and Circadian, drawing from the rolled paper and the idea of creating a clock. It came together pretty quickly after creating both of those pieces!

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From this pile of rolled paper I decided the layout for the piece and attached them all to the LP. To make the hands of the clock portion stand out I added the painted CD.

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This was one of my favorite LP pieces and I’m happy to say it found a good home and was purchased by a fellow artist. Here’s a picture of the finished piece:

"Continium" © Lynne Medsker
“Continium” © Lynne Medsker

One more left, then one other piece from the recycled/upcycled show last year and I can start sharing some new work and ideas!



As promised in the last post, I’m continuing with artwork created on old LP’s.  Today’s piece began as all the others shown here, stacked and waiting for some creativity to find them. It is actually the one on the top of the pile, that’s been spray painted with hammered metal color paint.Blog, 2013-04-25 11.41.38

Different from the last post, there are no magazine pages. Instead,  I began by outlining the record onto a piece of watercolor paper and drawing a mandala with that circle. On one side was the drawing, on the other side I had fun with some abstract painting of watercolors.

Once the paint was dry I began the tedious task of cutting out tiny areas of the mandala so that, once attached, the record would show through.  Yes, these images show some pink & brown instead. That’s my pretty cutting board and my work table. 🙂

After all the cutting was done the paper was attached to the record and extra drawing, ink and glass pieces were added to it for some dimension.Blog, 2013-05-25 13.06.03

The final step creating “Circadian” was to add the mechanism and hands to transform it into a work clock. Viola!

"Circadian" © Lynne Medsker
“Circadian” © Lynne Medsker

Hmmmm. I wonder what the next piece will look like? You’ll find out in a few days!



Time for a little metal!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any images of the metal art that my husband, Mark, and I create together.  This time I’m going to feature a few projects that he’s done on his own.  These were items he created as gifts for some of his friends.  I love the fact that he’s gone from standing there just waiting for me to arrange pieces and point where he needs to weld to coming up with his own ideas and designs! He had talked about clocks for quite some time so it was fun to see what the final pieces looked like.

metal clock, approximately 14x14" (c) 2009, Mark Medsker
metal clock, approximately 11x11" (c) 2009, Mark Medsker

I think they turned out pretty awesome! If I were a little more familiar with used parts from heavy equipment I might even be able to tell you exactly what these are made from. 🙂 The lamp is a slightly shorter version of two matching lamps he made a few years ago.

cam shaft lamp, approximately 24" tall (c) 2009, Mark Medsker

I do know what part of it is – a cam shaft!  I kept one of the originals, it sits by my computer desk in my studio. How much fun is it to see these items recycled into art instead of being tossed out? Posting these photos makes me want to collaborate on some new metal art with him soon!

Brainstorming already,