As a child fascinated by how things work, Richard Cedar disassembled a clock, only to realize he lacked the know-how to put it back together. Mechanical contraptions only continued to captivate him, and after acquiring degrees in engineering, and working in the field for over three decades, Cedar found himself musing once more over clock design and construction. Since 2003, using techniques both ancient and modern, Cedar has designed and fabricated wooden clocks, with a hand in everything from preparing his own plywood to cutting out teeth for clock gears. By exposing the clock’s mechanical workings, his goal is to create static and kinetic sculptures that are also functional timekeepers; the antithesis of the smartwatches that are so much a part of our perspective. Find more of his work online at CedarClocks.com
Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s mission is to strengthen the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful, healthy children, adults and communities. Remaining committed to this mission during our era of social distance, CCAC is finding new ways to promote a healthy, vibrant community and to contribute to sustainability of Cincinnati’s rich arts and cultural heritage.