Tilt

Each of the candles, which take the form of the hands on a clock, represent an hour. This is how long it takes for each to burn on this ephemeral and replaceable clock. As they do so, the tip melts, leaving the greater weight of its opposite side to swing downwards. The angle of its tilt allows the observer to estimate the minutes of the hour.

 

Once the candle has completed its course, it will find itself upright, naturally ready to light the following candle, prompting the recommencement of the cycle.  

Ensemble: 12"x30"x1"

Each candle: 2.5" x 1" x 1"

Media: Candles, nails.