clockfaceHorology is not what you think; it’s the study of timepieces.

I enjoy repairing pocket watches from the late 1800s through the early 20th century. The mechanism of a watch is an elegant program encoded in brass gears that spin in ruby bearings. Metaphorically, a timepiece is a machine with a beating heart.

From the shapes of the parts to the delicate engraving on the movement to the typographic elegance of the numbers painted on a porcelain dial, classic timepieces are a beautiful fusion of form and function.

This balance of fine craftsmanship, aesthetic vision, and reliable, visionary functionality inspires my work in the digital world where a blend of design with programming can aspire to the same level of finesse.