A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF DRAWINGS

What does Time look like?

THE GALLERY

More than 300 drawings
by people of all ages

Exhibitions

Archetime, New York
Infinite Instances, 2012

Upcoming

Festival delle Scoperte, Florence
March 20-22, 2020

AN ONGOING RESEARCH

How do you see the passage of time? Even if you never thought about it before, you will probably draw something immediately, as if you always knew, what time “looks like”. What emerges is an unexpected variety of visuals, ranging from minimal abstractions – like dots, lines, circles, surfaces – to complex symbolic forms, such as:

I feel like an Onion

The outer skins move with time, and it is a social time that allows me to get in touch with others. But the more I go to the center of myself, the more time is slow, and the very center is still. It is in the center of an onion that the new plant buds.

Designer, Italy, 43

You don’t look back along Time

But i began then to think of time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of the other. You don’t look back along time, but down through it, like water. Sometimes this comes to the surface, sometimes that, sometimes nothing. Nothing goes away. [Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye)

Student, USA, 22

The present is a Shuttle

On the right you see the future, and it is full of possibilites. The present is a shuttle, that goes up and down and cuts bits and pieces of it, creating the memories of the past on the left.

Student, USA, 21

VIDEO

Visualizing Time 

From dots to complex metaphors

A growing hierarchy of complexity, going from dot to line, from circles to surfaces and beyond to more complex and metaphorical representations.

TAKE YOUR TIME TO DRAW

What does your Time look like?