Light is ubiquitous, but we often don't notice its presence. The goal of Timeplace was to heighten the viewer's awareness of place and use light as a notational system to mark time. Located in a dense urban environment, this piece included four reflectors that redirected sunlight in a seemingly random pattern. Only at noon on the vernal and autumnal equinox (March 20 and September 23) did the order of this time keeping system reveal itself. Significant in celestial terms because these are the two days each year when the Sun spends an equal amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on Earth, noon on the equinox was marked by focusing illumination on four circular features on the facade of an adjacent building.
The reflector objects themselves also referenced time. Fabricated of materials that patina a different rates (concrete, glass mirror, milled steel, and stainless steel), the weathering of the reflectors measured the duration of this installation (July 19, 2007 through April 3, 2008).