Known as the father of art furniture, Wendell Castle is renowned for his pieces that are masterfully crafted leaving most people wondering whether they belong in a museum or a house.
One of his many famous creations is this clock, otherwise known as the “ghost clock.” It is amongst the slew of items that should be placed in a gallery. It is currently on display in Washington, D.C. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It was created in 1985. At first glance, all it appears to be is an old grandfather clock wrapped in a sheet for reasons such as damage.
However, there is more to it than what meets the eye. If you pay close attention and read the plaque underneath, you will find out the real reason behind the covering up.
Made In 1985 by Wendell Castle, It Is Known As The “Ghost Clock”
At First, It Simply Appears To Be A Grandfather Clock Wrapped In Protective Sheet
However, There Is More To It
Reading The Plaque Underneath Reveals The Truth
So Convincing Is The Deception…
… That Pictures Alone Do Not Suffice
It is such a profound piece of art that pictures alone do not suffice in unveiling the truth behind the clock. It has confused many a visitor who had to do a double take to understand the magic of the art piece. It is indeed a stunning artwork by the father of art furniture. More information can be found at Wendell Castle’s official website.