On The Shortness Of Life Clock

Seattle, Washington 2010-06-06


This clock is based on an old idea of mine that I was reminded of after reading Seneca’s “On the Shortness of Life”. Having only a second hand, its purpose isn’t to tell a specific time, but to describe the passing of time and remind the viewer not to waste those ticking seconds. I’d like to make a watch of a similar design, so if anyone sees a likely candidate for modification, let me know.

This clock was created as a gift for an instructor of mine, Raymond Maxwell.