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Gallery 5 - Assemblages + Mixed Media


Title: [Of Chronos & Kairos]
Assemblage: acrylics on canvas + hardware - 80% recycled
Size: 16x32x2in - 41x82x5cm

The ancient Greeks had two words for time, Chronos and Kairos.
Chronos refers to chronological or sequential time which is quantitative.
Kairos
means the right or opportune moment -- the time in between - that is, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens-- it has a qualitative nature.

On this artwork Chronos is represented by the horizontal shapes: the battered wood, the horizontal canvases, the dark wood, and the metallic plates that go along with this.

Chronos follows the rules of space & time.
So, there are limits, it is contained: things get old, wood gets rotten - as an example.

On the other hand, Kairos breaks - or shifts - these rules. It is the time where the connection with the Divine is made -- it is a parenthesis, a bracket in our lives. There is no time.



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