Water and Time
Water and Time 2008 Materials: pastel on paper The major oceans of the world have a flow pattern, swirling in one direction or another within the container of the neighboring continents. To try to understand this on a small scale, I began swirling water in a round glass bowl to try to observe the circular patterns that occur in the larger oceans. It was too fast to really understand, so I shot a video, converted to freeze-frame images, which became drawings, ‘Water and Time (Stop)’, to show these patterns. From the freeze-frame images I created action drawings, ‘Water and Time (Go)’, to come full circle back to flow. Fluid patterns within a container occur inside the body, the most prominent one being blood swirling inside the heart. Looking back on these pieces I see they are a lot about vision and the fluid inside the eye.