Keeping Time [KT] is made up of ceramic labels that record one minute each. In this case, I sat at a simple table with the clay labels, a set of numerical stamps, and a clock. As the minute changed on the digital clock, I used the numerical stamps to imprint the current time into one of the clay labels along with the calendar date. Repeatedly, as the minute changed on the clock, a label was created to document the change, and the indefinite passage of time.
The creation of the work period began at 9 a.m. and ended at 5p.m., to mimic the average Western workday. If I took a break and was not present at the worktable at any given time no labels exist for those minutes, and a space exists within the exhibited tiles.
The work aims to express the ability of clay and ceramic to capture, record, and ultimately archive. KT acts as a subtle reference to self - a basic record of existence.