Timothy Blum

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I like to reach back in time and mimic the creation of early inventions and technology in my studio. My shop is set up to imitate that of Thomas Edison's, as he is one of my heroes. I feel that recapturing that same astonishment, building and creating early technology and presenting it in a modern setting creates the perfect amalgamation between art and science. My sculptures alter the intrinsic value of definition of objects in such a way as to evoke new interpretations of conceptual alchemy, forcing the audience to reevaluate the familiar.

"Came to Mobile, Alabama" 2000
11'x10'x22' Lead, Brass Bed, Sheet, Cast Iron

"Midas Machine" 2003
6'x2'x4' Lead, Nickels, Pennies, Wood, Glass, Gold

"Dr. T.J. Eckelburg" 2002
9'x9'x3' Wood, Lead, Glass, 2 X-Ray Machines, Steel

"Eye of the Needle" 2001
9'x9'x6' Tobacco Leaves, Tar, Fiberglass, Humidifiers

"Almaden" 2001
variable (US coin size) Cast Frozen Mercury Coins

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