Created while I was a Research Fellow at
MIT's CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual Study), The Eye
in Time is a title I had been using for many years for
an ongoing set of works about the relationship between
time and space and specifically comparing the concept
of "depth" in time and in space.
The image of my installation was a comment
on seeing in depth. The two images attached to the man's
eyes are the left and right images from a stereo pair
taken of a shiny pocket watch hanging over a mirror. If
you look at the image in a stereo viewer, the depth of
the mirror is very strong and the depth of the reflections
in the watch appears to be some kind of an illusion rather
than a solid object. In a sense, the whole image is about
this idea of depth in time and also kind of a self-portrait.