Welcome to Relojearte

Antique watches, modern and timeless art.

After four decades of crafting unique pieces and sharing them with customers across the globe, I finally planted my roots in Washington D.C. area in 2008. This artistic journey began in Uruguay, where my father-in-law found inspiration in the intricate gears of antique watches. Mesmerized by their silent ballet, he saw the potential to capture the movement and dynamism of machines, from automobiles to intricate instruments. Sharing my own fascination with the way music's tempo sets the mood, I combined these inspirations to create instruments from recycled watch parts. My hope is that these pictures not only transmit my fascination with time and movement but also spark personal connections and interpretations in the minds of viewers.

Each of my creations is meticulously crafted by hand, primarily from vintage watch parts. These unique pieces are truly one-of-a-kind, and the photos showcasing them serve as a glimpse into my design world. If you're drawn to a particular piece, simply drop me an email and I'll be happy to share further details and availability. Alternatively, you can catch me in person at one of the upcoming shows listed on my homepage. Bespoke creations are also an option, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have a vision in mind.

Art shows & Festivals 2024

33nd Annual Tephra ICA Arts Festival, Reston, VA

Saturday May 18th & Sunday May 19th - 11am to 5pm - Booth 614 (Market st.)

Now in its 33rd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly titled the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place on May 18-19, 2024 at Reston Town Center. Over 200 contemporary artists and artisans will travel from across the country to present original handmade artwork to share with Festival audiences. Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary art foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting tens of thousands of people to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region. Scroll down to learn more about this marquee event.
Garage parking at Reston Town Center is free during the Festival weekend. For public transportation, take the Metro Silver Line to Reston Town Center Station. The Festival is a 10-minute walk from the Metro station or a quick shuttle ride via Link RTC.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, PA

Thursday July 11th until Sunday July 14th, 2024

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is an art lover’s dream! Whether shopping for a unique gift, or looking for something for yourself, our Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition is the place to be. You’ll find over 300 of the country’s best artists selling a wide variety of fine art and fine craft. If you want to see artists at work, be sure to check out our Italian Street Paintings at their new location on Foster Avenue and our giant sand sculpture in Sidney Friedman Park. Watch as our street painters and sand sculptor make magical creations–perfect backdrops for your Festival selfie. The Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.