Moments in Time

Posted by on September 30, 2011

These miniature sculptures are amazing!  Each one tells a little story with the simple movements of the hands of the watch.

From the artists’ website: “Dominic Wilcox has created a series of miniature time-based sculptures using a collection of vintage mechanical watches and customised model figures. By attaching tiny figures onto the second and minute hands of each watch, Wilcox has made unique, animated scenes from everyday observations and imagined situations.”

“The miniature figure on the second hand moves around constantly and the figure on the minute hand appears stationary. I spent time thinking about the relationship between the two people, how one passes another repeatedly and I tried to think about when that situation happens in real life or in an imagined scenario.”

The iphone user is my favorite.  In any public situation (at least in LA) like waiting for a table in a restaurant, or standing in line, or even just standing in the elevator; everyone is constantly on their phones.  Most of the time we are not making calls, or even really communicating with anyone.  We are feeling shy and the phone lets us look busy, but we miss out on connecting with others; and tragically, we might also miss out on a monkey riding on the head of a weight lifter riding on the arm of a roller-skater.

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