Blyth Hazen
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  9192631770   9192631770   In the past people measured time by observing the changing patterns of the stars at night, or by marking the shadows cast by a stick on the ground as the sun progressed across the sky. Now we use watches, clocks, laptops and PDA's synchronized to an international atomic time standard. Current atomic clocks measure the 9,192,631,770 oscillations of cesium atom's resonant frequency to determine one second - and still this is not precise enough for us.

The mechanical tick, swing and chime have been excised from contemporary wall and mantel clocks and replaced with digital approximations.

The objects and drawings in this series are reflections about measuring, duration and technological progress. They take a sidelong look at time-keeping devices and are perhaps about the passage of time, but most certainly not - about precision.

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