The Clock

project, 2021
laser, sand

This is a project for design of a clock whose mechanism is based on one of the first devices to tell the time – a sundial. An original sundial consists of a disk made of durable material with marks on it and a thin gnomon, the shadow of which is cast on the disk and tells the time. The design of my clock differs in that the gnomon, instead of casting a shadow, is itself a source of light, or rather the light itself, while the material of the disk has lost its durability and crumbled into sand.