Time and Tide

Eleanor Er
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
May
   
23
 -  
June
   
3
Time is a dimension conceived by physicists and philosophers through complex and challenging ways. ... The Tide is the natural world’s marker of constantly passing time.

INFORMATION

Time is a dimension conceived by physicists and philosophers through complex and challenging ways. The Aristotelian view of time is basically a linear view of duration from past to present measured by changes which have occurred. That nexus between time and change, change and time, gives meaning to the physical process of my knitting. Knitting for me represents a creative process in which I repeat a stitch-by-stitch action in a conscious marking of moments of time passing. Where memory is an imperfect search ‘du temps perdu’, each of my knitted hangings represents a series of ‘now’ moments strung into physical pieces of time, which capture time past in concrete form.

 

The Tide is the natural world’s marker of constantly passing time. Each knitted hanging has the looseness of fishing nets, and visitors are invited to walk through the installation, through a slow swirl of white/blue/green waves, or fishing nets, entangling bits of plastic and plastic fish, the detritus of modern man’s despoilation of the natural world.

 

My paintings equally represent hours of creative time and reflect the theme of Time and Tide to complement the installation.

Time is a dimension conceived by physicists and philosophers through complex and challenging ways. The Aristotelian view of time is basically a linear view of duration from past to present measured by changes which have occurred. That nexus between time and change, change and time, gives meaning to the physical process of my knitting. Knitting for me represents a creative process in which I repeat a stitch-by-stitch action in a conscious marking of moments of time passing. Where memory is an imperfect search ‘du temps perdu’, each of my knitted hangings represents a series of ‘now’ moments strung into physical pieces of time, which capture time past in concrete form.

 

The Tide is the natural world’s marker of constantly passing time. Each knitted hanging has the looseness of fishing nets, and visitors are invited to walk through the installation, through a slow swirl of white/blue/green waves, or fishing nets, entangling bits of plastic and plastic fish, the detritus of modern man’s despoilation of the natural world.

 

My paintings equally represent hours of creative time and reflect the theme of Time and Tide to complement the installation.

FEATURED  WORKS

Eleanor Er, East Coast Low, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Eleanor Er, Slow Swirl by the Sea I, Oil on acrylic-primed canvas, 37 x 76 cm
Eleanor Er, Slow Swirl by the Sea Ii, Oil on acrylic-primed canvas, 37 x 76 cm
Eleanor Er, Submerged, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Eleanor Er, Hangings, 2018-9, Crochet cotton, wool, pieces of plastic, plastic suchi fish, plastic bottle tops, plastic tags, plastic drinking straws, Dimensions variable

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS