Deep Time

Hand-blown glass, cast glass, optical filters and screens, scrap metals, electronic components, crystals, site specific raw materials, LED’s, stainless steel bars.


5 ‘clouds’ depicted, each 1-3m x 2-5m

What is the spectral fingerprint of a place? A place is a crux poised between layers of time that stretch outwards in two directions. Downwards, fossil records, buried strata of the light of the past; upwards, the ancient light of the stars. The spectral fingerprint of a place deals with its deep time - the light of its geological and cosmological past, interfaced by elemental media that shape the now. Now-ness is an interactivity. The sculpture is comprised of luminous, crystalline clouds of elemental media, that co-compose the light of the place.

“Two roads come together here: no one has yet taken them to the end. This long lane backwards: it continues for an eternity. And that long lane forwards - it is another eternity. They are antithetical to one another, these roads; they directly abut on one another: - and it is here, at this gateway, that they come together. The name of the gateway is inscribed above: ‘Now.’” - Nietzsche