12.04.13 by Jeff

Alyson Provax

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment
This letterpress series called the “Time Wasting Experiment” by Portland based artist Alyson Provax is brilliant. See more below!

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

alyson provax
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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • :( i don’t get it

    • sm

      I think part of it has to do with the fact that worry and over-thinking
      is crippling to the creative process. So maybe these are representations
      of that wasted time? Or maybe created in place of actually doing what
      each says. Anyone else want to share their interpretation? I know artist
      statements can bring the work down (if badly written), but I wish more
      people would just acknowledge a little bit of what they were thinking
      when they made the art.

      • sm

        why did my comment format like that?

      • Alyson Provax

        Thanks for the feature, Booooooom! This project started in 2009, when I found myself spending a lot of time in the studio without producing much actual work. I decided to attempt to notice what I was doing with this time, and make a record of it. Over the course of the last several years engaging in this project has really changed the way I view time – how I spend it, and how I define what is a waste of time.

      • thanks for responding here Alyson, i really love simple text work and these pieces especially

      • I’ve had a similar experience from which I recorded/ admitted this: I don’t know

      • sm

        Thanks for replying! Your pieces are a great visualization of that idea.

  • david

    Pretty complex, these pieces. No matter who we are or what
    we do, we’re all plagued by seemingly interminable episodes of obsessively
    negative thoughts and interactions with others. These little devils are life’s
    timewasters, self inflicted barriers to our creativity. But Alyson Provax
    defuses them, first by timing each one (hand me that stopwatch!) and then,
    instead of wasting time using something like Cognitive Behavior Therapy to
    delete the thoughts, she chooses to honor them as the creative sources they
    really are.





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