The works in “Ruminations” are visualizations of time wasted.
“Ruminations on Time” calls into question our relationship to time and draws attention to our reliance on productivity and activity to tell time. The sculptures in this part of the series are visual representations of the passing of time while performing time-wasting activities encouraged in online communities – scrolling through Instagram, wishing someone happy birthday on Facebook, and pinning things on Pinterest without ever doing anything with them. Candles mark the passing of time and reference votives, transmuting the resulting piles of wax into memorials of time lost.
To ruminate is to mediate or muse, to ponder, to brood. There is no completion to the thought, there is only the thought, performed over and over, often resulting in increased anxiety. It is simply the act of thinking, the work of thinking, with no conclusion. “Ruminations” is a series that labors over the ideas of work and time in the era of late stage capitalism. It explores the absurdity of this era, the impulse for constant productive action, and how this changes our relationship to time.
The series is split into two sections, “Ruminations on Work” and “Ruminations on Time.”