EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: ANNE MAROON - CLOCKWORK MAROON

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Broadcast designer and Henry/Harry/Flame artist Anne Maroon makes clocks and works at Realtime Video in San Francisco, but that's strictly a coincidence -- "I'm not a punctual person," she says. "I'm usually fashionably late." Her clocks are usually fashionably tacky. "There are three with a playing-card motif, there's a zodiac-based one, an Elvis-based one and there's even a traffic circle clock, done with Astroturf and Matchbox cars," she explains. So it's OK to call them kitsch? "Completely."

Maroon, 32, joined Realtime in October after stints at Unifx, Unitel and freelance time with ABC, Turner Networks and others. In '94 she won a Special Visual Effects Emmy for her work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has a fine-arts degree from Trinity College in Connecticut, and she also makes refined stained glass windows, as well as not-so-refined T-shirts -- her most popular shirt design, she says, is a montage of signs from San Francisco dive bars.

The clocks started last year when she made one as a wedding present for a clock-collecting friend. "Somebody saw it and said, 'You should sell those.' A little cottage industry sprang up." She sells the clocks at open-air markets in San Francisco, where she's been selling T-shirts for years. "To my surprise, I sold two clocks right away, so I started making more," she says. They go for $150-$200 -- they're on the large side, about 21x21" -- and eight have been finished so far, with three still available. The ones that haven't been sold yet are hanging in the kitchen at Realtime, where they really brighten up the place. "It

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