Brass Cube No.1
Brass Cube No.1
What do you give the person who has everything? It's a problem we all face at some time in our lives.
You want to give a gift with a rich history, perhaps with roots going all the way back to ancient Rome. Or maybe you want a gift that champions recycling of precious resources. Maybe your loved one is a musician, or fan of good music. Perhaps you need a gift that naturally resists MRSA and VRSA. Maybe you just like staring at shiny things.
Look no further, because this crushed brass cube does all that, and more! It's part of an artistic tradition that combines influences from Picasso's Cubism to Donald Judd's Stacks and Boxes, takes a heaping dose of John Chamberlin's work, bathes it in Miles Davis, and hands the whole thing over to Vinnie at the scrapyard.
These cubes are made from 100% musical instrument brass, crushed one-at-a-time into a cube-like form, approximately 3" across, then mounted permanently to a solid walnut base, finished in gloss lacquer.
This cube would look great in the study, fit beautifully in the music room, or stand regally on your desk. Use it like a crystal ball, and you can gaze into it and contemplate your existence. And if times get tough, use it for bartering, as it is a very useful metal for casting and forming.
These cubes are made in order, and numbered on the bottom of the base.
No.1 and No.2 are each made from almost complete trumpets, with bell, valve body, and most of the tubing included within.
No.3 is made from a few fists full of parts and pieces from trumpets, trombones, and maybe even a French horn.
No.4 and No.5 are each made from a quarter of a tuba bell, which came from the Pennsylvania scrap man.
Purchase price includes free packing and shipping via UPS anywhere in the contiguous United States. That's right, if you live in the "lower 48" shipping is free! What a deal! Everyone else, email me for a quote.
Heartless Machine constantly strives to reuse, recycle, refurbish, repurpose, and resurrect. All brass used in this cube would have been considered "scrap" and was no longer fit for its intended purpose. All brass was crushed and wood cut and finished by Heartless Machine in-house.