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Clock, Saw, and Tumblr: The Ghost Clock. I saw this in a museum in D.C. and it blew mind... my Wendell Castle born Emporia, KS 1932; resides Scottsville, NY Ghost Clock 1985 bleached Honduras mahogany and stain Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1989.68 At first glance, Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white sheet tied with a rope. A closer look, however, reveals a masterful deception: this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany. With meticulous detail, Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft, supple cloth, then completed the illusion by bleaching the "drapery" white and staining the base of the "clock" a walnut brown. This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist created in the 1980s; unlike the others, it lacks an inner mechanism. Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity-the absence of time. white-throated-packrat: ungodlyobsessions: moistnoodles: i-march-mello: danim4ux: THE SHEET IS MADE OUT OF WOOD TOO Wendell Castle, Ghost Clock. 1985 THAT IS MAHOGANY I thought this was a joke until I read the description WHAT HTE FCUK It’s one of my favorite pieces at the Renwick. It’s a solid block of mahogany and you can see the impression of knobs under the cloth.
Clock, Saw, and Tumblr: The Ghost Clock. I saw this in a museum in D.C.
 and it blew
 mind...
 my
 Wendell Castle
 born Emporia, KS 1932; resides Scottsville, NY
 Ghost Clock
 1985
 bleached Honduras mahogany and stain
 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution
 Collections Acquisition Program, 1989.68
 At first glance, Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white
 sheet tied with a rope. A closer look, however, reveals a masterful deception: this
 entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany. With
 meticulous detail, Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft, supple cloth, then
 completed the illusion by bleaching the "drapery" white and staining the base of the
 "clock" a walnut brown. This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist
 created in the 1980s; unlike the others, it lacks an inner mechanism. Its haunting
 stillness and silence suggest eternity-the absence of time.
white-throated-packrat:
ungodlyobsessions:

moistnoodles:

i-march-mello:

danim4ux:

THE SHEET IS MADE OUT OF WOOD TOO
Wendell Castle, Ghost Clock. 1985

THAT IS MAHOGANY

I thought this was a joke until I read the description

WHAT HTE FCUK

It’s one of my favorite pieces at the Renwick. It’s a solid block of mahogany and you can see the impression of knobs under the cloth.

white-throated-packrat: ungodlyobsessions: moistnoodles: i-march-mello: danim4ux: THE SHEET IS MADE OUT OF WOOD TOO Wendell Castle, Ghos...

Love, Too Much, and Jack: Pumpkins get too much love. I carved a Jack-o-Tater.
Love, Too Much, and Jack: Pumpkins get too much love. I carved a Jack-o-Tater.

Pumpkins get too much love. I carved a Jack-o-Tater.

Facts, Family, and Life: Erin Biba Following @erinbiba National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!! In real life, Simba's mom would be running the pride A lion expert breaks down lion family dynamics. nationalgeographic.com 10:31 AM - 8 Jul 2019 Erin Biba@erinbiba 8h When I contacted Craig Packer, one of the world's leading lion researchers, to talk about this story he was IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. He Skyped me almost instantly from a camp in Kenya and said he's been waiting for someone to ask him this question since the original film came out. t 186 1.5K Erin Biba@erinbiba 8h Anyway, if The Lion King were real, Nala would be the star, Sarabi would be holding her up saying everything the light touches is our kingdom, Simba would have left and never come back, and when Nala got old enough Sarabi would have carved out a territory for her to rule. elodieunderglass: profeminist: profeminist: “National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!!  When I contacted Craig Packer, one of the world’s leading lion researchers, to talk  about this story he was IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. He Skyped me almost instantly from a camp in Kenya and said he’s been waiting for someone to ask him this question since the original film came out. Anyway, if The Lion King were real, Nala would be the star, Sarabi would be holding her up saying everything the light touches is our kingdom, Simba would have left and never come back, and when Nala got old enough Sarabi would have carved out a territory for her to rule.” - Erin Biba‏  In real life, Simba’s mom would be running the pride UPDATE: “Reasons men gave for lecturing me on lion pride social structure and telling me one of the world’s leading lion researchers is wrong (I am not kidding these are real): -Watched The Lion King DVD extras -Read a textbook 25 years ago -Has been to the zoo -Everyone just knows If you ever wondered what it’s like to be a woman that communicates science, this is what it’s like. Any expertise you or your sources may have gained over decades of hard work are null and void because someone watched a DVD extra 25 years ago.” -  Erin Biba  Hey that last one is a Mood
Facts, Family, and Life: Erin Biba
 Following
 @erinbiba
 National Geographic called me and
 asked me to write the feminist facts
 about how The Lion King gets lion pride
 dynamics all wrong. I happily complied.
 Lions are matrilineal!!
 In real life, Simba's mom would be running the pride
 A lion expert breaks down lion family dynamics.
 nationalgeographic.com
 10:31 AM - 8 Jul 2019

 Erin Biba@erinbiba 8h
 When I contacted Craig Packer, one of the world's leading lion researchers, to
 talk about this story he was IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. He Skyped me almost
 instantly from a camp in Kenya and said he's been waiting for someone to ask
 him this question since the original film came out.
 t 186
 1.5K
 Erin Biba@erinbiba 8h
 Anyway, if The Lion King were real, Nala would be the star, Sarabi would be
 holding her up saying everything the light touches is our kingdom, Simba would
 have left and never come back, and when Nala got old enough Sarabi would
 have carved out a territory for her to rule.
elodieunderglass:
profeminist:

profeminist:



“National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!! 
When I contacted Craig Packer, one of the world’s leading lion researchers, to talk  about this story he was IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. He Skyped me almost instantly from a camp in Kenya and said he’s been waiting for someone to ask him this question since the original film came out.
Anyway, if The Lion King were real, Nala would be the star, Sarabi would be holding her up saying everything the light touches is our kingdom, Simba would have left and never come back, and when Nala got old enough Sarabi would have carved out a territory for her to rule.”


- Erin Biba‏ 


In real life, Simba’s mom would be running the pride



UPDATE:


“Reasons men gave for lecturing me on lion pride social structure and telling me one of the world’s leading lion researchers is wrong (I am not kidding these are real):

-Watched The Lion King DVD extras
-Read a textbook 25 years ago
-Has been to the zoo
-Everyone just knows




If you ever wondered what it’s like to be a woman that communicates science, this is what it’s like. Any expertise you or your sources may have gained over decades of hard work are null and void because someone watched a DVD extra 25 years ago.”
-  Erin Biba 


Hey that last one is a Mood

elodieunderglass: profeminist: profeminist: “National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion K...

Memes, Bible, and Unicorn: LAD BIBLE These lads became ice sculptors overnight, and carved a unicorn using chainsaws 😲🙌
Memes, Bible, and Unicorn: LAD
 BIBLE
These lads became ice sculptors overnight, and carved a unicorn using chainsaws 😲🙌

These lads became ice sculptors overnight, and carved a unicorn using chainsaws 😲🙌