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Raha Jahromizadeh   January 11, 2018

The Entropy of Time

The sketches here represent an early exploration of the concept of time and its power to shape us in ways that might seem imperceptible in the moment but that reveal themselves across years and decades. The sketches capture the moment when the woman is becoming aware of time and of its effects on her, both on her physical and psychological self, effects she cannot reverse. The sketches, still rough, also reveal the entropy of the creative process––the many possibilities in exploring an idea that the artist must gradually choose among.

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    Meg

    September 1, 2020

    For the past month, I’ve been thinking about this exact subject. How time is slowly creeping up on us, reminding us nothing is temporary, not looks, not wealth, nothing. We have all heard the phrase “you have changed”, this simple phrase bothers me to my core. Were they expecting us to stay that naive little child that we were once? All of us go through a lot of changes in our lives some are big and some are insignificant, but none the less all of them have effects on us. The biggest part of life is that it will come to an end, one day that time will stop ticking and we will become nothing more than a distant memory. There is no escaping time, whatever you do it will keep on ticking and change everyone and everything around you, including you. For example, your parents. The more you grow older the more you start to realize that they are getting older too, getting tired, their body starts changing. So, instead of letting the thought of the inevitable hold you back and make you sad, enjoy, no matter how hard and cruel it is, enjoy life before time takes everything away from you. This exhibit is super meaningful and amazing for me.

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    darcy

    September 2, 2020

    I find this exhibit very powerful because time is so precious, we only have so much of it. The part that I find interesting is when the woman is realizing the effects that time has had on her because it’s true. I like how you used the word imperceptible because it really captures that time is so subtle in a way that sometimes we never think too much of it but it’s also very powerful. She seems frightened because she can’t control it. It’s scary, but we can either look at by being worried that so much changes over time or think of it that change is good over time. As time goes on, we notice how much we have changed. We are constantly changing physically and mentally, and it can be scary. The art exhibit really shows the power that time has on us in many ways.

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    josephcipolla

    September 2, 2020

    After exploring this exhibit, I’ve come to realize how scary yet amazing the concept of time truly is. I remember my younger days like it was yesterday and in the blink of eye, two decades have almost passed in my lifetime. I say scary because obviously time is one thing on this earth that “cannot reverse” itself and amazing for the fact that every individual is shaped into unique beings with the passing of time and these effects on a person may not necessarily be a bad thing. Many people may think that time passing and growing older means that one’s life is coming to an end, but more optimistic people may see it as a coming of maturity and finding what brings them true happiness in this world. One thing I admire most about this piece is precisely the two last photos. I noticed how the clock advanced but the woman is left in the same position in both pictures. I believe this symbolizes how time always moves along and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, maybe a bigger symbol regarding how life should be appreciated in the moment rather than worrying about the future.

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    lucaa

    September 2, 2020

    When looking at this exhibit, I start to think about how time has such a huge advantage on us humans because it is always moving so fast and we can never catch up to it. There is nothing anyone can do to stop time and people might be frightened by that, but I see it as though we are changing into better versions of ourselves everyday because each day we learn new things and make wrong decisions and those wrong decisions may benefit us one day or another we just dont know it yet. The woman in the artwork looks very concerned and somewhat scared because you see her ageing because time is catching up to her but the more sad you are the more you feel like time slows down so you might as well be happy and let whatever happens happens.

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    Brandon

    September 2, 2020

    After carefully viewing this exhibit, it reminded me of how fast time flies by. To stop and think about where I am today, worries me in the sense that “I’m already here” when just yesterday it felt like I was graduating high school. It’s frightening to know that time never stops and only moves forward, that we’re beginning a new chapter of our lives every single day with new encounters and decisions that potentially could shape our future. What amazes me the most about time is that you’ll never know how fast it goes until you start thinking about the memories you once had and dwell on them. The exhibit shows us that aging goes on over time and there’s nothing we can do to change that. What I acknowledged most about the piece is the sign of the woman aging and her face transformation in the pictures. I see this as her living her life without worrying about how much time she’s got left since in the last two pictures, you see the woman unphased by the clock and just letting time do its thing. Time can’t be altered so we have to enjoy every moment like it’s our last.

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    e.s.n

    September 3, 2020

    This exhibit makes me think of how much each and every one of us constantly worries about time in one way or another: running out of time during a test, not having enough time to finish an assignment before its due date, running late to an important meeting, getting older, not having accomplished something we really wanted to when we were younger and had the time. As we get older, we become more and more aware of the notion of time and it is not necessarily a bad thing. Realizing that time can only go forward, we start experimenting more, taking more risks and do what we truly want to do in order to make each second count. What I like about this exhibition is the changes that the woman’s face goes through, a part of her face fades away, maybe pointing out to the fact that as we get older, we forget some of the rather uneventful times of our life.

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    Em

    September 3, 2020

    “The woman is becoming aware of time and of its effects on her, both on her physical and psychological self, effects she cannot reverse.” At some point, everyone slowly realises the effect time has on them. Just like the woman in this piece of art, when people look in the mirror, they start to wonder when their youth started to disappeared. They reminisce about the past, their youth, their naivety and how little they had to worry about compared to the present. They wonder where their innocence has gone, and why they have become so miserable in the past years. They never got to enjoy their youth as it was used to work towards their future. It was used to gain experience and knowledge to improve their future career, a career that has not happened, yet to be discovered. A career that they themselves as youths are not sure they will enjoy. All that time not quite wasted, but undervalued. This is what I think about when looking at the woman in this piece of art.

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    patriciaghali

    September 3, 2020

    This exhibit has a powerful message which particularly focuses on the irreversibility of time. Time is a limited resource in which humanity borrows and lives by. In the exhibit “The Entropy of Time”, we can especially see how the woman goes through time and affects her through age and wisdom. The definition of entropy consists of “lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder”, meaning time is of the essence. With this being said, this exhibit mainly reminds me that we lack control over time and its effects. I think that this was created as a reminder that we live on borrowed time and that our time is limited. I believe that we often forget how quickly change can occur as time passes, and this should remain a reminder that the present time shouldn’t be taken for granted, but instead, should be lived to the fullest every chance we get.

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    Matteo

    September 8, 2020

    This exhibit indicates a very strong message and as well as a reminder. Every second that goes by in our lives is a second closer to our deaths, time is very precious because we all don’t know how much time we have left in our lives. The first piece of art really catches my eye because it seems to me that the person is flying and it reminds me of the saying “time flies”. Time isn’t something to be wasted, we should all live every day like it our last. We need to enjoy every step a long the way of growing old because one day, it’ll all become just memories. Savour every moment while it lasts because things change very quickly in life, we don’t get any younger, just older every single day.

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    Nadia Alipanahi

    September 9, 2020

    After I read this exhibit, I started to think about it. I think this exhibit is so meaningful and strong. I started to think about time and what time does to people. We cannot see the effects of time in the short term but every day that goes by in our lives the effects of time become visible. In these exhibits we can see the strong women that through many things and time make her stronger and older. She wants to reserve effects or stop the time but she is incapable. Every person is incapable against time. We have to know that time is so important and it’s not something to be wasted. The part that I really like is the woman becoming aware of time and its effects on her because it shows we can not see the effects on time every day and we suddenly realize this. The most important thing we have to get from this exhibit is time goes no matter what happens so we need to understand the value of it and don’t waste it because we cannot turn back time.

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