when destroyed by living


“I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me — the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign, and recreate myself when destroyed by living. That, I believe, is the reason for every work of art.”

–Anaïs Nin (The Diaries, Volume 5)

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• the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law • he used to repair diesel generators for a living • he saved me SO much scrap, you wouldn’t believe

• all the washers came from various truck stop parking lots • my partner drives truck & collects em for me • these are nicely beaten up

• the single link of chain came from a hunk of chain draped over a tree branch in the front yard • idk but at least it wasn’t wrapped AROUND the branch

• buggered if i know where i got the pop rivet

it's this big:

• the entire pendulum is 13.75″ long, tip to toe

• the big washer thing at the top is 1.25″ across

• & the pop rivet at the bottom is 2 3/8″ long