Measured Sunrise, Measured Sunset

The two-panel commissioned diptych entitled Measured Sunrise, Measured Sunset is about how civilization measures time between the daily sunrise and sunset. The horizontal or vertical striped patterns signify a specific number of stripes for representing measured time and history: 24 hours; 7 days and 12 months. Employing black and white stripe patterns become identifiers that create a visual language and coding. The pattern signifies the societal lines of divisions (i.e. race, economic, class and political) created within civilization. These stripes also act as universal metaphors for hybridity, incarceration, fences, animals, borders, flags and barcodes.  In between the stripes a portrait of an anonymous figure wearing braided or coiled hair like a crown, representing our collective consciousness within measured time.