Why and What’s Next?
Much of my intention for this class was to construct pieces which were art in themselves. While, the electric hourglass does not function to serve any purpose other than visual art, I believe it conjures an interesting aesthetic space. The design is far-fetched in nature but provides depth for further contemplation. I hope that people approach this design as they would a sculpture in a museum. By introducing a completely new theme to the age-old timepiece, I would like to open up discussion on the role of time in our lives and how we interact with it. Are we living in the moment, are we slave to time, are we in constant aspiration of time, or do we flow with time?
For future projects, I would like to return to the concepts considered earlier on including the plasma globe and electric arc. For these concepts to succeed, I will need to consult with electric experts to decide the best course of action. It would be awesome to have a series of various hourglasses with each idea. I believe there are many more concepts to be discovered through different materials and lighting setups. Furthermore, I hope to learn more about woodworking so that I can become more detailed and ornate with wood forms. I am personally intrigued by the “electric” hourglass concept and would like to follow through on more refined versions until I have a truly inspiring piece.