Marc Cowan

The Insect Clock

The insects’ clock rotates
at a different speed.

Time is magnified.
It’s life, only short,
leaves each minute, long.

These insects appeared to have died at a prolific rate.
37 insects collected over eight days from the base of a window. Their short existence relative to their perception of time, where every passing moment is magnified. Each week, worth a lifetime.

An insect may live a week. Humans, a century, but daily we walk amongst trees and buildings that will outlive us. Worth will always remain relative.

Exhibited as part of an outdoor group exhibition in Bozouls, France, the village where they were found.

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