andrewcozzens

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Rust Works

Throughout human cultural evolution, many developments have profoundly shifted our relationship to time. Agriculture, industry, and digital technology are all enterprises that have molded our temporal perception. As society continues to accelerate toward a more industrial and structured world governed by technology, we implicitly succumb to the idea that time is a commodity and a currency. This leaves us with the notion of an unnaturally fast-paced temporal experience, which brings costly effects on our psyche, emotional stability, and physically aging body.

The industrial function and materiality of objects are experienced outside of their initial intention. Machines, motors, steel, and rust conspire to construct the industrial aesthetic, while their modified functions encourage a reconsideration. These objects now defeat their own purpose, shifting to create a place of patience and contemplation.