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Site specific installation, glass, saltwater, steel, mirror.


This work is a musing about time. Besides the sun, people also measured time with water. A clepsydra is a type of water clock used in ancient Greece. The name means “water thief” which comes from kleptein (to steal) and hydōr (water). My clock is filled with saltwater and it flows drop by drop onto the mirror below forming a complex crystalline pattern. Back splash from the drop hitting the mirrored surface also creates a starfield in the black space. Water holds memory and the moment recorded on the reflective surface shows time not as linear but as a fractal.