Melissa Spagnolo

Time dictates everything. I am interested in exploring the movement and fluidity of time in contrast to the stillness of waiting. In my work I have used countless numbers stamped with ink onto a door as my canvas. The door is connected to waiting for opportunities to open before us, and the hundreds of date stamps impressed on the door’s surface marks the impression time leaves on us while we wait. The work literally documents time through the action of stamping. I intend to achieve an effect on the viewer’s perception of time, in that the closer you come to the works, the concrete elements, the date so to speak, the blurrier the picture becomes. For me that’s proof of the impossibility of capturing certain moments.

No Room For Time, 2014 (ink stamped on various surfaces)

No Room For Time, 2014 (ink stamped on various surfaces)

No Room For Time, 2014 (ink stamped on various surfaces)

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