Top view of a water well, an excavation to access the groundwater.

Laws of fluid dynamics control a diverse range of crucial phenomena that occur in our surroundings. Indeed Life in nature is dependent on the laws of fluid.  Early civilization began utilizing these laws by building water supply and drainage systems.

 

A copper bowl with a small hole in the bottom is placed on a glass container filled with water. As time passes, water slowly fills into the copper bowl. In this piece, water is used as a medium to indicate the time. The floating duration of the bowl is taken as a unit of time, This helps the user to understand time as a controlled force that alters reality. The system employed in this work is based on the laws of fluid mechanics.

 

 

A drop of a second | 2019 | Timing tool

Mouth blown engraved glass | Brushed copper | ΓΈ 300  x  90    mm

Photography  S.H. Rashedi, studio Ariane Shirvani 

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A drop of a second | timing tool | 2019