The Earthtime sculptures seek to heighten our awareness about the way we are all interconnected with one another and our physical world. They explore the contrast between the forces we can understand and control with those we cannot, and the concerns of our daily existence within the larger cycles of time. Echelman`s studio modeled the physical form for 1.8 using a scientific data set about how a single geologic occurrence in one part of the world had ripple effects all over the world. They measured the change in wave heights of the ocean`s surface as they rippled across the entire Pacific Ocean following an earthquake which originated in Japan in 2011. Its form is a manifestation of interconnectedness – when any one element in the sculpture moves, every other element is affected. The earth`s day was shortened as a result of this physical event and the length of time measured in microseconds. Titles within the Earthtime series sometimes refer to that numerical measurement of time. To date, the 1.8 sculpture has been installed in: London, UK (2016), San Diego, CA (2016), Mexico City, Mexico (2017), Beijing, China (2017), Xian, China (2018), Green Mountain Falls, CO (2019), and Perth, Australia (2021). Courtesy of Studio Echelman.

Opened, June 28, 2021
Ended, July 24, 2021


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