Lately I’ve been intrigued by objects preserved in resin or lucite especially flowers (with an eye to my florilegia) but shells are lovely too as they seem suspended in water. The odd paper weight can be really exquisite but most objects in this genre tend to be a little tacky and I find that quite fun. This piece, however, is over the top campola! The mold must have been taken from some faux baroque mantle clock. It’s a tour de force in taking really beautiful material and turning into something so fascinatingly ugly! It’s a statement piece all right but I’m still pondering what it’s trying to say.