Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Good Fences and Gears

"Your work
 is to keep cranking the flywheel
 that turns the gears 
that spin the belt
 in the engine of belief 
that keeps 
you and your desk in midair." Annie Dillard




and Gears





Isn't this a cranking good reuse of materials?




So far it's just a gate over one entry to this field.  No fencing yet.


Most clever is-



They used a wheel to roll open their gate.

So speaking of gears-
Here's a sneak peek of my own gears.





Interestingly enough, I've had my mind on gears as well.  Especially, a rusty old flywheel, that is the base to one of my recent pieces of art.  Currently it's waiting to be judged for display at this year's Fine Arts Department at the Minnesota State Fair.

Enjoy your day and thank you for sharing your time with me today!

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE that gate!!!

Debbie said...

Me too, I LOVE that one, it feels like a Texas gate!!!!

sage said...

I like the Annie Dillard quote (I have enjoyed a number of her books). Your artwork is great (as well as that gate).

Gail said...

What an awesome gate! There is a use for every thing after all.

Love your art, hope you get a prize.

LV said...

In this case, they got the gate before the fence.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The gate is fabulous and I love your artwork- how COOL! I hope it places. Good luck!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Awesome gate, and that robot is too cool!

Cloudia said...

LOVE the photo of your inner self, Karen!

Lea said...

That is a marvelous gate!

Carola Bartz said...

First, I love your piece of art. It's creative and unique - and it looks good on top of it! I hope it will make it into the state fair!
Second, that gate is plain amazing. I love how they upcycled all that material. It looks gorgeous! I wonder whether the future fencing will look similar or somehow will fit it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the gate, the wheels and gears are cool. Good luck with your art it is awesome too. Enjoy your day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...what unusual, unique and cool fencing/gate materials. Why don't I ever think of that kinda stuff?!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Someone has a bit of creativity about them when they made that gate

Ida said...

That is a super neat and fun gate made from old gears. Very clever.
Also your little gear guy is so cute.

RedPat said...

Love the gate and your cute timer person!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Ah, you created your own robot! I wonder what will happen when the timer goes off...

Paula said...

Good luck with your interesting piece of art. Like that gate too.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that gate - and your quirky art too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice fences, and your artwork should WIN!
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Rose said...

I love the gate and I also find what you are doing very interesting!

Jeevan said...

Very interesting gate and mechanism to close and open! I also like the quote and the way u connected things. Great antique item there... hope it was recognized at the fair.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very cool!! My daughter can do some welding...I don't think she has ever tried anything on this scale before. It's so cool.

DeniseinVA said...

That gate is exceptional and I love the picture of your own gear art. That is quite a clever and creative piece. Have a great weekend Karen :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I love that creative fence!