The exponentially increasing speed of life in the 21st century is the topic of many conversations and many ponderings by artists, doctors and philosophers. We all feel it, even if we don’t always contemplate on it. The blend of reality and technology creates a new experience, a new actuality of being. This new way of life is the source of many creative endeavors: some geared to take us further into the virtual world, others – to condemn it and bring us back to nature. The work of Chris Garcia, artist, engineer and clock-maker, doesn’t fall into either one of the two opposites. In fact, he is a rare innovator, who manages to blend technology with art and create a product that is both functional, beautiful and thought provoking.
In the past ten years, Mr. Garcia developed and patented a line of clocks that can be best described as functional art. Constructed of wood or aluminum, they combine the hard bases with three-dimensional acrylic panels lit by LED lights. Sleek and modern design, offered in a variety of customized sizes, presents itself as a contemporary wall sculpture, alive and breathing with the changing of the colored lights. The genius of the idea lies in the alteration of notion of how we perceive time. EVOLINEA CLOCKS are intended to display it not in the usual continuous and circulatory manner, but as something that is finite, that ends, and should be cherished and maximized daily. The concept is as unusual, as it is visually pleasing. In the words of Chris Garcia: “It is a minimalist linear interpretation of time”.
“We’ve seen the release and development this past few years of new lines of watches in the digital age, but what we’ve never seen before is the careful blend of linear time with art. The linear clock is an idea whose time has come. I’m proud to say it was developed here in North Texas and not out in Silicon Valley, or in the Big Apple” – said the artist.
Currently available in five different models, the clocks range between two and six feet in height; however, custom time-art pieces are available in any size and finish. Starting at just $2,000, these artistic clocks can be an incredible addition to any chic interior, with an added bonus of being an exhilarating conversation-starter. Regardless, the shape and function of Garcia’s clocks will be unmatched and unparalleled due to multiple patents covering both utility and design.
For more information about the artist, his creations, and the new way to tell time, go to www.evolineaclocks.com. Evolinea Clocks represent more than time and art; they embody inspired evolution, visual stimulation, novelty and a journey through time.