Life is no time to be practical. And with that in mind, in honor of my mother, Florence-Lily, I want to build the World's Largest Collection of Giant Cuckoo-Clocks. Lily collected cuckoo-clocks. Her clocks may have been numerous, but they were of course, actually quite small in real life. That's not how I remember them. As a small child they always seemed so much larger than life. And why just build one giant cuckoo (which actually aren't all that uncommon) when I can build a whole collection of giant cuckoos?
Most of the products in this shop depict Tik-Tok, who is the official mascot for my World's Largest Collection of Giant Cuckoo-Clocks. A major portion of all proceeds will go towards a building fund to construct my giant clocks.
Funds will cover the costs of building materials, supplies, and the rental of a temporary space for the construction. If funds allow, I would also want to commission other artists to construct their own versions of a giant cuckoo-clock for the collection.
While I will be building some clocks as assemblages using found materials, others will be more traditional in appearance.
I've been asked a lot about the sounds these clocks will perform. I've already started work on a few of the sound-generators using an old player organ. Here's a [mp3] link to one of them: http://tiny.cc/x823r
Here's another [mp3] sample of one I made from a modified music box: http://tiny.cc/4mqp7
More info regarding my clock project can be found here: http://giantcuckoo.tumblr.com/