Designs On— Time

The drip drops. The plant grows. The expression of time finds new meaning, in both growth and depletion. With each drip leaving the water reservoir, time passes, and is measured. With each drop nurturing the plant, the plant grows, and is measured. Water transforms into time, and time into growth. A cycle emerges, expressing passing moments.

We use time as a daily measurement of our lives: 40 minutes to cook dinner, 30 minutes to take a nap, 15 minutes to write an email. But more often than not, time just flies by without anything to show for it. Drip offers a way to account for passing time, while simultaneously achieving beauty.

Materials: Porcelain, glass, and grass