Art is very personal, an expression of an artist’s ideas that connects with the viewer’s imagination. A watch is a personal and sophisticated machine to measure time. In these watches, art and time are intriguingly combined, built up from sketches, oil paints, quartz vibrations or electromagnetic pulses, and vast amounts of inventiveness and research.
Maia developed a technique to make the oil paint hold to the faces of the watches. Although she has worked figuratively for many years, painting at this miniature scale was a daunting obstacle.
Months of research went into rendering a unique idea about time for each watch. Philosophers argue whether time is even real. But what is time, what do clocks measure? Time is evident through motion, measured by comparison to other motions, like sunrise and sunset, day and night, the changing seasons.With Newton time was absolute. But Einstein held that time is another dimension, woven together with space. His theory of relativity states that time is not uniform and absolute, as related to everyday experiences. Past, present and future become an illusion. Then, according to quantum mechanics, time can be reversible, and it can also exist simultaneously in different dimensions.
The Discoveries were a turning point in our understanding of the cosmological basis of time. Using archaic instruments, such as hourglasses to measure the passing of time, and astrolabes and quadrants for navigation, the European explorers built on the experience and ingenuity of early Greek, Arab and Chinese explorers to comprehend the world in terms of new time-space relationships.
Ideas of time you wear on your wrist, that take you to other dimensions.