Time in Space

Time in Space

Acrylic on stone tiles, set on porcelain tiles and sawn granite

Size:   (h)   13 ¼”   x   (w)  48”   x   (d)  1 ½”

The figures in this painting are the twelve animals of the Chinese calendrical cycle (galaxy), the originals in this case being small funerary statues – excavated in the mid-1950s, and likely created several centuries B.C.  The recurring sequence/repeating pattern of time is a spacial concept. Here, each discrete year-unit is enshrined in its own tomb to signify the accumulating occupancy of the past in the midst of infinity (from the Latin, “unboundedness”).

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