Artist Recycles Watch Parts to Create Tiny Works of Art
Recycling and Upcycling is what this sculptor seems to be about.
Sue Beatrice takes vintage watches (or sometimes just their parts) and creates these amazing tiny steampunk sculptures out of them.
Beatrice writes that her recycled sculptures are “Earth-friendly and artistic items sensitive to the limits of our natural resources.”
Beatrice has been a professional artist for more than 3 decades. Currently living in Sea Cliff, NY her main focus is her sculpture work. She sculpts more than these tiny works…on the other end of the scale she is also an accomplished sand sculptor. On top of all that she is a talented painter as well.
Sue’s background includes working at The Franklin Mint and then working as a freelance commercial sculptor. Her client list is a veritable “who’s-who”: Disney, The Danbury Mint, Waterford Crystal, Hasbro Toys, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Frankford Candy & Chocolates, Roseart, Crayola, Jim Henson Corporation, and many more.
Many of Sue’s steampunk sculptures are in watch cases, not just created from their parts. Whether using the case or the parts, she combines her love of the antique with her love of nature, love, whimsy, history…basically, the world! Her pieces are all one-offs, so if you fall in love with one of her creations you should buy it as there won’t be another like it.
Whether carving in clay, sand, or creating tiny metal sculptures, Sue Beatrice creates a wonderful world for us to venture into.
Add to the list of media she is comfortable working in: cakes and pumpkins!
Sue also joined forces with CityCakes to carve a 6 ft tall unicorn cake for MTV. Sue has appeared as a pumpkin carver on Halloween Wars, The Rachael Ray Show, and in an hour long special on SyFy called Carvers.”
Read more about Susan Beatrice and her steampunk sculpture in this article from Bored Panda.
Photographs and sculptures by Sue Beatrice, visit her website to learn more about this fascinating sculptor.