Some time ago we ask ourselves: How can
hours and minutes be communicated through graphic elements?
We decided that 12 fields apearing each by hour represent the
first half day. These fields disappear successively for the
other half day. Bit by bit emerging
minutes then added to this process - represented by graphic
elements as well. The fields for the minutes are usally structured
in 12 groups with 5 pieces, 6 groups with 10 pieces, or otherwise.
Our artistic program is to divide a certain number of
by the use of construction lines in order to create
a new unity.
The drawings that build the base for our watches resemble Yantras -
and their meaning is similar : Both instruments remind the viewer
that all existence is a manifestation
of an eternal pattern
- maybe a 'formless realm'.
Designs of the first cycle (-published
2004 - 2009)
Triangles, Circles, Squares, other
Currently we are creating our second cycle of integral
timing designs, and now additionally we ask ourselves:
What else can possibly be done?
We expand our design-scheme to 720 fields
- all 12 hour-minutes appear progressively (sample).
Optionally the 60-minute-group turns partially every hour (sample).
Our art of displaying time through geometric
patterns is inspired by architecture, sacred geometry, mandalas,
AYA spiral 2010 - Crop circle italy 2012
of second cycle (-started 2010)