Christopher Cutts Gallery"/>
April 16 – May 14, 2011
Christopher Cutts Gallery
I have always been fascinated by the concept of time.
What it might be, how it is perceived, how it is represented and what it symbolizes.
We live in a society that is structured and regulated by a ësymbolí of time. We have come to accept this symbol as a valid and real expression of what time is. However, this acceptance has been at the expense of our intuitive and subjective feelings about time.
Clocks have forced us to view time as detached, regimented and a structured entity that has a reality separate from ourselves. The equal intervals and numbers on the face of the clock further this perception.
While the 13th century development of this notion of time, ëmetric timeí, has also become one of the cornerstones of Western civilization. It has also been instrumental in alienating humans from themselves and each other. Without the metric time concept, science, industry and technology could not have developed. However, our sense of time as it relates to the environment and our biology has been suppressed in the process. I believe it has resulted in a human experience that is often skewed away from the essences of being human.
My clocks have been in the making for more then 30 years. They are an expression of my dissatisfaction with the traditional clock face as well as all of the notions behind that face.
Time cannot be constrained by merely mechanical devices. While it represents one way of looking at the world, I hope my clocks allow another.
Excerpted from CCCA’s and Christopher Cutts Gallery’s website.
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