Brad A. Miller
112 Wristwatches
2002

LOCATION
Seattle Justice Center
Twelfth-Floor Elevator Lobby
600 Fifth Avenue

FUNDING SOURCE
Fleets and Facilities Department 1% for Art


Miller, for 112 Wristwatches, uses Casio digital wristwatches and colored gel lights to create the image of an elephant from form, light and shadow. Pali Buddhist Udana text accompanies the artwork.

The artist states, "The story of the blind men and the elephant demonstrates a lesson that is important to consider when hearing witness testimony. Not only can the witnesses disagree about what has happened, but each different opinion can be simultaneously correct. The wristwatches are so many opinions of what time is. At the birth of this artwork they were all synchronized, but they immediately start to vary and become individual."