Horlogerie Series

The Horlogerie series consists of re-creations and re-imaginings of the inner mechanisms of watches. The series is inspired by a fascination with the complexities of the timepiece, the mostly hidden artistry and intricacies of an instrument meant to simply tell us the time of day. The face of the instrument, like the various theories and conceptions of time to which we have recourse in our daily lives, is deceptively simple; but our interaction with the watch, much like our often unconscious reliance on notions of time, is arguably at odds with what lies hidden underneath. These works explore this tension between surface and substrate, concept and underlying reality, through the use of mixed mediums in a single piece. The tension is drawn out by the juxtaposition of flattened and simplified details with more realistic three dimensional forms, and by the image’s placement, as if floating on the blank page.

Horlogerie 001
Laurent Ferrier LF 619.01

V.H, 2016. Watercolour, gouache, imitation gold and silver leaf, ink, and charcoal on BFK paper, 15″ x 22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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Horlogerie 002
Piaget Caliber 1208P

V.H, 2016. Watercolour, gouache, imitation gold and silver leaf, ink, and charcoal on BFK paper, 15″ x 22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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Horlogerie 003
FP Journe Caliber 1510

V.H, 2016. Watercolour, gouache, imitation gold and silver leaf, ink, and charcoal on BFK paper, 15″ x 22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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Horlogerie 004
Rolex Caliber 3135

V.H, 2016. Watercolour, gouache, imitation gold and silver leaf, ink, and charcoal on BFK paper, 15″ x 22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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Horlogerie 005
Romaine Gauthier HMS Enraged

V.H, 2016. Watercolour, aerosol paint, imitation silver leaf, ink, and charcoal on BFK paper, 15″ x 22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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Horlogerie 006
Blancpain Calibre 2322

V.H., 2016-12-21. Watercolour, aerosol paint, imitation silver, gold, and copper leaf, ink, and charcoal on BFK paper, 15″x22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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Horlogerie 007
Apple Watch S1

V.H., 2016-12-25. Watercolour, aerosol paint, acrylic, and ink on BFK paper, 15″x22″

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Horlogerie 008
A lange & sohne calibre l101.1

V.H., 2017-03-21. Watercolour, gouache, 24kt gold leaf, platinum leaf, and ink on BFK paper, 15″x22″

Unframed original available for purchase
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