Aminda Wood

Toronto based artist, jewelry designer and so on. www.amindawood.com
I found a great way to up cycle vintage tie clips and love how this custom order turned out! I will have a selection of one of a kind tie clips at my shop in Arts Market this weekend and all through the upcoming holiday season. They will also be available from my online store at www.amindawood.com. I hand paint each tie clip and meticulously collage the design with genuine vintage watch parts. Set in glossy resin, these pieces get lots of attention are wonderful conversation starters!

I found a great way to up cycle vintage tie clips and love how this custom order turned out! I will have a selection of one of a kind tie clips at my shop in Arts Market this weekend and all through the upcoming holiday season. They will also be available from my online store at www.amindawood.com. I hand paint each tie clip and meticulously collage the design with genuine vintage watch parts. Set in glossy resin, these pieces get lots of attention are wonderful conversation starters!

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The second main allegory is that it is a black stone that initiates these transmutations. Again this mirrors the alchemical lore about the black stone causing the transmutation of the alchemist. Kubrick proves that he knows exactly what he is doing as his secret is in plain sight.

First one must remember that every time the monolith, the magical stone, appears in the film there is a strange beautiful celestial alignment occurring. And one must remember that every celestial alignment in the film is followed by a monolith, that is, except for one. That would be the lunar eclipse that occurs at the very beginning of the film. So the question arises - if we are to stay within the rules that are prescribed in the rest of the film - where is the monolith that is supposed to follow that first alignment?

The monolith itself doesn’t show up in the film for ten more minutes after that first celestial alignment, so what gives here? Is Kubrick just showing off his incredible special effects? Is it just there to impress the viewer from the beginning? These things may very well also be true, but the ultimate trick of Kubrick’s is embedded in the idea that the monolith must appear after every one of these magical alignments. Once again, the secret of the film is completely revealed from the beginning. There is a monolith that appears right after the opening sequence with the magical, lunar eclipse. But where is it?

It is right in front of the viewer’s eyes! The film is the monolith. In a secret that seems to never have been seen by anyone - the monolith in the film has the same exact dimensions as the Cinerama movie screen on which 2001 was projected in 1968. This can only be seen if one sees the film in it’s wide-screen format. Completely hidden, from critic and fan alike, is the fact that Kubrick consciously designed his film to be the monolith, the stone that transforms. Like the monolith, the film projects images into our heads that make us consider wider possibilities and ideas. Like the monolith, the film ultimately presents an initiation, not just of the actor on the screen, but also of the audience viewing the film. That is Kubrick’s ultimate trick. He slyly shows here that he knows what he is doing at every step in the process.

The monolith and the movie are the same thing.

- Jay Weidner, Alchemical Kubrick - 2001: The Great Work On Film

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Showing some love for the drop dead handsome Tyrone Power by making myself a little pin. It is now a calling card to other Ty fans.

Showing some love for the drop dead handsome Tyrone Power by making myself a little pin. It is now a calling card to other Ty fans.

New item available - a pin featuring my illustration of Enid Coleslaw! Daniel Clowes fans unite. Find it in my shop or email me to order.

New item available - a pin featuring my illustration of Enid Coleslaw! Daniel Clowes fans unite. Find it in my shop or email me to order.

I have one new Mechanical Heart available, every heart is one of a kind! Find it at my shop in Arts Market or email info@amindawood.com to order your own custom coloured heart.

I have one new Mechanical Heart available, every heart is one of a kind! Find it at my shop in Arts Market or email info@amindawood.com to order your own custom coloured heart.

Been working on some Ren and Stimpy inspired designs!
Incorporated elements from two of my favourite episodes, Ren’s Toothache and Rubber Nipple Salesman! Threw in a little PTM for good measure.

Been working on some Ren and Stimpy inspired designs!

Incorporated elements from two of my favourite episodes, Ren’s Toothache and Rubber Nipple Salesman! Threw in a little PTM for good measure.

Repurposed bit of a vintage belt with hand painted centre piece.

Repurposed bit of a vintage belt with hand painted centre piece.

Star Sapphire - The newest addition to my prized collection of wonderful girlie DC busts designed by Amanda Conner. <3

Star Sapphire - The newest addition to my prized collection of wonderful girlie DC busts designed by Amanda Conner. <3

Pretty in pink Mechanical Heart earrings! Email info@aminawood.com to order.

Pretty in pink Mechanical Heart earrings! Email info@aminawood.com to order.

Taken at Marvin&#8217;s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Taken at Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

The Ever so Inspiring Decay of Opulence (Detroit: Part 1)


It’s always a pleasure to get out of Toronto, and an even greater one to get over to Detroit, to visit my a lovely who took me to do some awesome antiquing and exploring!



These photos were taken in the infamous Packard Plant, we were promptly asked to leave by a dumpling of a security guard who informed us that it is dangerous, and a “felony” to be in there. Also, he mentioned that “women, and even people too” have been assaulted in there, whatever that means. I did collect some broken tempered glass from the ground, which I intend to make into some jewelry pieces.





The famous and gloriously coloured Painted Lady Lounge!





Antique malls & markets are 100% cooler in Detroit than in and anywhere near or around Toronto. 






My best all American pose in front of the gorgeous Michigan Central Station!

Stay tuned for part ll featuring images from Marvin’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum & more!

Time for the quarterly Arts Market makeover! Come by for a visit and check out all the new treasures I have for you.

Time for the quarterly Arts Market makeover! Come by for a visit and check out all the new treasures I have for you.

Pendant made from a Victorian brooch, one of a kind. Available at my Arts Market shop, or email info@amindawood.com to order.

Pendant made from a Victorian brooch, one of a kind. Available at my Arts Market shop, or email info@amindawood.com to order.

My beautiful little pumpkin enjoying the fantastic weather we&#8217;ve been having lately!

My beautiful little pumpkin enjoying the fantastic weather we’ve been having lately!