I’m appropriating well- known object hourglass that is personification of time passing and measuring of time to create a new situation.
The hourglass represents the present, as being between the past and the future, and this has made it an enduring symbol of time itself.
“The hourglass is often depicted as a symbol that human existence is fleeting, and that the "sands of time" will run out for every human life”. Instead of delicate sand or powdered marble as the granular mixture to measure time, my over- sized hourglass has big, very heavy stone that cannot pass through the small space between two connected glass bulbs.
Stone is stacked forever in that interval of time between past and future. Elegance and balance of the hourglass is disturbed by position of stone that can break glass. Normally, once the top bulb is empty, it can be inverted to begin timing again....but there is no time passing in this hourglass.
This work refers to different topics. One is heavy and perplexing history of the region I live, but it can be also very intimate and private history of all of us.