Wingspread's courtyard filled with clocks; Bill Reid's Loonatick is at right
There are many great quotations about time. Here are just three:
- Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~Ambrose Bierce
- The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. ~ Albert Einstein
- Time is money. ~ Benjamin Franklin
The clocks played off puns about time, quotes like Henry David Thoreau's "Time is but the stream I go fishin' in," and many of the words and phrases you can think of relating to time: the sands of time, a New York minute, fish'n time, time flies, and the White Rabbit's anguished cry from Alice in Wonderland: "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!"
For the most part, the clocks were brightly painted. But there were mosaics, engraved tin, ceramics, beadwork, a Frank Lloyd Wright-ish design, and a Bill Reid Loonatick. And, surprisingly enough, almost all of them showed the same time....
Starting Monday, they'll be on display Downtown. For now, here are a few that caught my eye.
Sandy Schmitz carved Tin to Tin's design into thin pieces of metal
Fish In' Time, a 3-D clockface by by Robert Anderson
Daun Johnson created Clock & Roll, this clock/bicycle combination,
with her daughter Crystal and their neighbor, Kim Nelson.