BA (Hons) Fine Art
Time is a fundamental part of all that exists, elusive and invisible, but revealed through its effects on physical matter. Whatever comes into being is subject to the passing of time and will at some point cease to be. Fragmentation, erosion, dissolution, transience; evidence of time passing in the physical world.
Margaret McCune-Colbert’s fascination with temporality forms the central theme of her work, encompassing both subject matter and the processes she chooses: message as medium and medium as message. Notions of time are found within processes such as print, imprint, casting and photography. These all capture physical presence at a specific moment in time, revealing traces of the past within the present. Movement through time is expressed by making repeats of a work as a series to indicate a sequence of events. Video captures movement through time and space. Subject, processes and materials all combine to form layers of meaning.