Timeless is is a unique editioned conceptual work now on sale at The New Museum. Each clock and watch is hand-made by the artist in his personal chemlab, whereby a thin layer of metallic silver is deposited onto glass selectively coating with AgNO 3. The series is autobiographical and serves as an implement to reflect on the meaning of time and self. Timeless will be included in the upcoming exhibition Sitting Still at Bravin Lee Gallery opening Wednesday, October 19, 2017.
Through experiments in transmutation, the alchemists struggled to understand the elements that shape our existence, and therefore ourselves. The clock and the mirror are both inventions that have most radically influenced our perception of the world. Silvering of glass, is a process of illumination of identity. The mirror has played a formative role in shaping our sense of personal identity. It is almost impossible to pass by one’s reflection without taking pause. However, identity is something that is forever changing as is time, and so the fluid and appearance of the viewer, reflects a more authentic self.