A Moment In Time, 2006.

Commission for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Texas.

Clear glass beads, monofilament.

20' x 16' x 15'

photos: Rick Gardner and Morris Malakoff

A Moment in Time is a sculpture that is meant to evoke the experience of looking up into the sky and watching raindrops fall, stopped in time. The sculpture mimics natural raindrops to some degree, yet it also has a false perspective wherein the drops get subtly larger as they get lower. In addition, it's structured in a perfect grid, so it simultaneously has the feeling of being made by human hands. The hanging cube of rain also nods back to minimalist sculptures like Sol Lewitt's open cubes.