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Eric Freitas
Artist
United States
Eric Freitas is a clockmaker with an art degree. He hand machines and sculpts every gear and chain link of his clocks to create his bizarre and beautiful timepieces. It's unlikely that an artist would tackle the kind of learning curve that clockmaking presents, but he is dedicated, driven, and very passionate about making his ideas become a living, ticking reality.

In 1999, Eric graduated from the Center for Creative Studies with a major in Graphic Design and Illustration. He never committed to the commercial world as planned, and instead directed his attention to a far less common art-form; clockmaking. Prior to the change in artistic direction, he'd never used any machining tools. He studied from clockmaking and machining books for the sole purpose of executing this idea.

Clocks and watches have become such a mindless part of our life, that it's hard to separate the symbol from the elusive concept of time. Freitas abandons the traditional look of horology, and creates timepieces with a much more intuitive feel. His clocks delicately combine mechanical repetition with the organic repetitions of nature's machine. These dark, ticking curiosities seem to be unpredictably growing and decaying at the same time. The cold, linear representation of time disappears, and you're left with the feel of a beautifully complex and interconnected flow of change that is time itself.

Eric can be found at ericfreitas.com ericfreitas.com/, where he showcases a gallery of his work and a blog keeping up with the progress of recent projects.

Current Residence: Royal Oak, MI (near Detroit)
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If anyone is interested, I've had a Facebook 'Page' for a while now, and update that much more often than Deviant. If you're interested in keeping tabs on what I'm up to, that's the best way. The page is titled "The Clockwork of Eric Freitas".

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Clo…

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wibbli Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Your work is so amazing! It's really inspirational, id' love to be able to make such beautiful stuff!
However...I don't know if you've ever watched the tv series "Heroes". But you sort of look like the serial killer/ clockmaker-guy in Heroes. and you're also a clockmaker. Which is sort of creepy. If you haven't seen the series, here's a picture: www.selectspecs.com/res/upload…
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:iconphantomotheoperaphan:
You just got hugged...
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage! That's what I totally did btw)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are just darn weird but do what you want.
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're a bad friend!
4-6 you're an OK friend!
7-9 you're a good friend!
10-& Up you're a great friend!
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Nautilius1964 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Brilliant, incredible creative force, thanks to these wonderful art clocks!
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SarahColleenJane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
absolutely stunning. I am in awe
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darquiel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
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ericfreitas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Thank you!
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dbstrtz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: ongratulations on your fourth DD! :heart:
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dbstrtz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations (not ongratulations) Ashamed
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spagyricRemnants Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible manipulation of form. To have something so alien be so familiar. Awesome.
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O85CUR3D Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

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these have me searching for words to express my genuine admiration.. amazing doesn't even cover it for me.

 

+Watch :)

 

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