The only constant is change

If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks. -Plato on Writing

In the work ‘the only constant is change’ the text is made from lazer cut vinyl acrylic mirror. The artwork uses the language of advertising in the medium but with a message to consider the changes we encounter on an everyday level. The mirror used in this work is more commonly used in advertising and shop displays.
The quote ‘the only constant is change’ is from the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus
c. 500B.C. of Ephesus of Aisa Minor. He presented paradoxical truths.
‘As the same thing in us are living and dead, waking and sleeping, young and old. For these things having changed around are those, and those in turn having changed around are these.’
In Heraclitus’s writings, a perceived object is a harmony between two fundamental units of change, a waxing and a waning. He typically uses the ordinary word "to become", which led to his being characterized as the philosopher of becoming rather than of being. He recognizes the changing of objects with the flow of time.

This work was exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin as part of 126 annual curatorial show titled 'Video Killed the Radio Star' in January 2010.

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