One Second of Time


"The world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved..."

When I am in a big warehouse store, I think about earthquakes.


When I walk across a parking structure, I think about earthquakes.


When I am on vacation, I think about earthquakes.


This artist book began as an expression of my hyperawareness. I created monoprints with jagged edges and a sense of motion, and then layered them in Photoshop with found, public domain, images of earthquake damage.


One Second of Time, an accordion book, is irregularly folded so that from above it alludes to the seismogram. The poetry is also written and presented in seismograph form.


The title, One Second of Time, comes from a quote by Charles Darwin in 1839: "A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created."



Accordion book with monoprints and found photographs, original poetry. Archival Inkjet printing on Rives BFK. Edition of 10, $150.

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