The ocean acts like the metronome, the unchanging rhythm of the tide keeping time for the ever-changing oceanic landscape. The waves upon the beach become a visual reminder of the ever moving now of nature. “Metronome” is an abstract wave, physically conceptualising the constancy of the tide. In “Metronome” the sea cannot recede from our view or awareness, instead cycling in eternity. The circle represents the continuous present and presence of the tide, without past or future, kept in an ever moving now. The sculpture is inspired by the way I see and feel about the ocean, at once inviting, intriguing and disquieting.
Metronome was the first piece created as part of Mapping in an Ever Moving now. Still in maquette form the sculpture will be completed as part of the first chapter of the project. The photos here give a glimpse into the making of the maquette.