“Time always presents itself by producing, or more precisely by drawing matter into a process of becoming-ever-different. (Kwinter)
We have merely been standardizing time rather than conceiving it as something real. Stanford Kwinter says that time presents itself as something that is in a process of becoming-ever-different. In this process of change, there exist many possibilities as to what can become real. These possibilities all exist as a conceptual reality, but only some are realized. Things around us erode, degrade and die—but perhaps ‘degrade’ is not the right word, as this would mean that we look at an event, idea, object, subject or an environment to be perfect, rather than just still in time for a moment. We would once again be putting time in a box. Matter still exists after its ‘degradation’ or ‘death’. However, the very emergence or evolution of form occurs through this process of ‘ever-becoming-different’.
Over the course of a year, I have been constructing forms out of water and earth to acknowledge the nature of time. The sculptures made out of clay are informed by images of eroded rocks and stand on plinths of raw clay. The structure cracks, breaks, crumbles and undergoes not degradation, but transformation.