What better to inspire time contemplation than the very element used to measure it? Being the sixth most common element in the Universe and comprising almost 20% of a person’s body mass, virtually all carbon on Earth comes from the stars. Opaque when graphite and transparent when a diamond, this element can even be confused for a metal when highly polished. For my work carbon is not a secondary element, it is the primary material and it implies time itself.
Majella Beck, 2013, rings, carbon
Linda Blair, extinction: the ultimate end of time, 2013, neckpieces, copper, enamel, steel cord
40 weeks, 280 days, 6,720 hours, 403,200 minutes, 24,192,000 seconds. Two humans living under one skin. Decisions bear gravity and consequences. Materials take on monumental importance. A collage of juxtaposed emotions, catalogued in flour, water, wax, silk and sand. Given time, a humble grain of sand can form a pearl.
Danielle Butters, 40 weeks, give or take, 2013, installation/neckpiece, beach sand from my morning walk, organic wheat flour, filtered water, hand-dyed silk.
Our time so far is documented by an accumulation of memories from the past, some a burden and some a blessing. What happens when these memories begin to define who we are? Is our future already set in stone or are we free to battle with the former self to forge a new one? My work speaks of the past and present as opposing forces that propel us forward while calling us back.
Leah Dawkins, wading in time, 2013, pendants, porcelain
Bigger. Stronger. Smarter. Faster. The rise and fall of new ideas over time. Evolution is the process of gradual change, of things becoming better adapted to their surroundings. Each generation is slightly different from the next. The extinction of one species makes way for the development of something more advanced. Biology makes way for technology, from ancient forms to contemporary materials.
Susannah Dwyer, 2013, body brooch, 925 silver, titanium, steel cord
How much time do you give something before you give up on it? This work depicts the tension between patience and frustration; between persisting for eventual rewards and giving up; between conviction and doubt. The forms are inspired by stress balls, line graphs, cave formations, weathering and rock piles.
Doris Jurzak, water wears a stone, 2013, sculpture, Needle-felted merino fleece, oxidised copper
If you existed in the fifth dimension it is theorised that you would perceive time just as we see matter. It would be all encompassing and susceptible to manipulation, just as we can mold solids to our will. Most significant to this notion is that time is not linear but capable of contraction and expansion: it is movement at every angle in every moment as it loops in and around itself.
Sarah Maree Mills, on time, 2015, bangle and ring, 925 silver, remanium
The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.
~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle
Radka Passianova, little suckers, 2013, installation/chain links, copper
You've been given 2.5 billion heartbeats...use them wisely...
Joanne Piper, the long now, 2013, personal objects, ABS plastic, electronic components
My work explores the linear existence of time. Capturing a fleeting moment in slow motion. Waiting in anticipation with curiosity, hope or maybe fear. Seeing time unfold step by step.
How objects can slowly reveal time or truth.
How time is linear in the most mysterious kind of way.
Kaoru Rogers, timeline, 2013, rings, 9ct gold, 925 silver, brass, plated in various metal