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drama at the coliseum clock

by Pascale Judet
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Time Is But A Dream

"Something funny happened on the way to the coliseum," ticks this whimsical tableau-vivant clock by French Artist Pascale Judet. With a surrealist chuckle, the dream-like diorama features a man and woman found in a thrilling dreamscape--lions, moonlight and Rome, oh my--and reminds us what is most important in life, as with time: to hold those dear to us, close to us. Handmade of acrylic paint and collage on medium density fiberboard in Washington. Signed by the artist.

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6.25" H x 3.5" W x 2.5" D
Gently dust with a soft brush. Watch battery included.
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Pascale Judet

Pascale Judet

Pascale Judet was born in France and now lives on Vashon Island in Puget Sound where she is surrounded and inspired by beautiful trees, animals and water. She does both paintings and mixed media constructions.

The fifth in a family of eight children, Pascale Judet originally wanted to be a surgeon like her father--until she discovered that she fainted from the sight of blood. So, in the early 70s, she focused her efforts on becoming the next Simone de Beauvoir. But a year into getting her graduate degree at U.C. Berkeley, she realized that a future in philosophy didn't feel right either. It took a few years of fumbling before Pascale discovered that "art was what I had meant to do all along."

Pascale's work has a surrealist quality to it with underlying metaphors and is inspired by her contact with nature, weather and light. For her painted desk clocks, she paints the background first, then searches through a collection of figures from model railroad sets to find the perfect match for the scene. Her neutral colors and keen attention to detail create a one-of-a-kind, artful approach to ordinary objects and themes. Universal, but a bit mysterious and haunting, Pascale's work is always intriguing and memorable.

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