John Underhill | Salute the Flag, 2021

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John Underhill | Salute the Flag, 2021
150.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 16 @ 19:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
John Underhill | Ottawa, Illinois
Salute the Flag
Resin, watch parts, rhodium pen components

Salute the Flag is a one of a kind rhodium and 22kt gold rollerball pen. This project began with a Mickey character wrist watch, chosen for its patriot theme, planning to be part of my personal collection. The pens background was constructed on brass tubes through a custom process resulting in what I call Moonglow Opal FX, having highly reflective and color shifting properties. The watch was disassembled for its face and selected parts, which were formed and arrange around the tubes. A few of them were colored to match the patriotic theme of the face. These constructed tubes were then clear cast in a durable resin, encasing and protecting the watch parts forever, producing an upper and lower pen barrel blank. The blanks were hand turned on a lathe, shaped, and finished to fit the high end component parts. This fine writing instrument is the result of a four day process. For postal care, it will arrive secured in a leather pen display box.

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