Phil Abernethy

Phil Abernethy


Location: Ontario, Canada

Medium: Clockmaker

As Seen in CREATIV Magazine: Print Issue #7 | p.66

During my time as a restorer of public and domestic clocks I was exposed to countless historic devices and systems, which combined with a lifelong interest in art provided ground to explore the potential of clockwork as Art. After 30 years of experimentation, I have developed my own systems that allow a sculptural approach to my craft, whilst illustrating its vast history. The reinterpretation of clock mechanics as sculptural works and the works open format exposes what has traditionally been hidden behind the work of other crafts.