A DROP OF A SECOND - 2019
timing tool - mouth blown engraved crystal, brushed copper
ø 300 x 90 mm
photography studio Ariane Shirvani
Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence. In this piece, water is used as a medium to indicate the time.
A copper bowl with a small hole in the bottom float on a glass container filled with water, as time passes, water speeds from the glass container through the hole into the copper bowl, the system is based on the laws of fluid mechanics helping users to understand the time as a controlling force that alters reality.
The object is inspired by a timing tool which was employed in Persia to ensure fair irrigation practices around 600 B.C.