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Twenty To Midnight

2011

She asks: Is twenty minutes a long time?
The sense of time eludes her.
Her placid, sleepy smile registers no urgency
at the escape of hours or even years,
And her refined demeanor, projects a sense of leisure, immortality and boredom.
Infinity of universe, against a fleeting minute of a life.
Invaluable commodity of time is nothing but a fashionable ornament for her to flaunt, but not to treasure, for there is always more of it to have,
And be delighted by.
She doesn’t know that it tells true time.
She sees the hands, yet doesn’t see the meaning;
Awake, asleep, awake again in rhythms.
But on the stroke of midnight magic fades.
And at the end of the day when all is spent,
But everything was real,
Is twenty minutes time enough
To change anything?

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Born from moments of acute anxiety about wasted time, aging and mortality, Twenty To Midnight explores the notion of time, transience and inevitability. It was partially inspired by a childhood story called the Tale of Lost Time that deals with a human tendency to take time for granted.

Available for sale.

Price: £15,045

Where: To Bed exhibition at the Show Studio Gallery in London, UK

When: January 26th – March 12th, 2011

If you are interested in acquiring Twenty To Midnight, please contact the gallery director Carrie Scott at carrie.scott@showstudio.com or call the gallery on this number +44 207 399 4299

A non-reundable 50% deposit is required at the time of purchase. A layaway period of 2 months is available.

Please email me if you have any questions about this piece.