The Specious Present, 2021-2022

Five large “scratch drawings” in rainbow-hued wax crayon and black pastel. These reproduce diagrams, made by Western philosophers, that attempt to explain the present moment from a first person perspective. Experientially, “now” is never the indivisible, non-durational point one sees on a timeline, but a continuum of consciousness that enfolds the past and future within it. How else could we recognize duration, movement or change?

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