steel, brass and brunt fossil fuel / 60 in dia / 2016

The work COMBUSTION is based on the ancient water clock concept encapsulating the element of Fire or Agni. The clock, which denotes time, is made using a big pan filled with burnt oil, containing a small bowl with a pinhole that measures time intervals.

Resonating with fire’s essential characteristic i.e. heat, the use of diesel instead of water is a metaphor for humans running out of time to save our planet from becoming ashen through the overuse of fossil fuels.