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2419. The Grand Master. Steampunk Pendant Device
by Art Donovan

Grand Master was created by Art Donovan as a commissioned piece to be installed in restored antique barn. He describes this work as his most complex piece to date.

The Grand Master is 6' tall x 4' wide with a double-sided center disk. Art took over three months to design, build and paint the Grand Master, with oversized, hand machined brass bolts, and a solid Mahogany body. There is a Moon Phase clock in the center with back lit, hand painted moon icons.

The two clockworks on the right front are calibrated in special increments:
(Top) The time it takes the light from the Moon to reach the earth in seconds. Avg. 1.25 seconds. (Bottom) The time it takes the light from the Sun to reach the earth in minutes. Avg. 8.3 minutes

The swinging brass pendulum is back lit with a U.V. bulb, and the hand painted moon is rendered in translucent dyes and was inspired by a digitally enhanced Nasa image.

There are twin 41" convex lenses covering both the front and back faces. The gimbal and round bezel are painted in zinc gray with the top unit in matte black.

The Grand Master is currently on exhibit at the National Watch and Clock Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

External Links
Donovan Design Steampunk Spec Sheets
Art Donovan's Grand Master Steampunk clock is surely grand!

See Also
1172. Art Donovan
1173. Siddhartha
1174. Petite Cosmo
1186. Shiva Mandala
1981. The Steampunk Bible
2428. The Art of Steampunk
2429. 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art
2430. The Steampunk Gazette
2431. The Steampunk User's Manual
2432. Steampunk Ocford Exhibit
2433. Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism
2434. Lantern City

Collection Tags
Sculpture, Lighting