Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2014

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2014

Time Flows Like Water
Jae Yong Lee

Imperative in today’s fast- paced digital age, Time is a commodity we never seem to have enough of. As technology advances, so do expectations and pressure to do more, know more, to keep pace with the increasing speed and volume of information flow. Our lives continue to spread thin, caught up in an endless race to keep up with too many things all at once, planning ahead for a distant future while never fully reflecting on what it means to live in the present. I want to create a piece that reminds people of what they seem to have forgotten — that Time is a formidable, awe-inspiring, yet at the same time, fleeting and limited resource that should never be take for granted. Time is also one of surroundings of people’s life cycle. It is a force that surrounds and rules every living creatures. Time is like water. It flows like water. Time is the beginning of every nature. Like underwater, there are always rays of light that make it bright and as time flows, the direction & location of rays changes, in different period time. And those light guides us to think about time flows differently in natural environments. Time flows endlessly. There is no such an end, in flow of time. Since there is no such an end in time, it brings loss and gains for one life. It may be interpreted as a mystical force. Observing to one butterfly’s life cycle, caterpillar, the mid-stage cocoon, and finally, the butterfly the final stage, demonstrates that, as Arthur Stanley Eddington once said, “Time is a supreme law of nature.” Natural plants that people always see in the park, in different seasons, there is always an end in their lifespan. Time is the stream of life. It runs the life to move forward to its limit, the end of their lifespan. It is like water. It is entity that is intangible; but, it affects on everything that has cycle of life. Thus, time flows like water.

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Darwin Andrango

Leonardo Araujo

Atif Azam

Kyle Barber

Rachel Bernstein

Jillian Black

Matthew Boblet

Mallory Brennan

Joel Califa

Rosaurora Cardenas

Flora Chan

Hanna Chang

Julie Hanna Chea

Abby Wanyu Chen

Justin Cheung

Sherylene Chew

YunHee Choi

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YooMin Chun

Key Peum Chung

Haesoo Chung

Tyler Cohen

Vernicia Colon

Samantha Cooper

Gabriela d'Amato

Roderic David

Ambar Del Moral

Taryn Dooley

Anthony Duong

Patricia Encarnaciòn

Evelee Estevez

Virginia Leigh Farrell

Kean Ferin

Adam Fernandez

Enrique Ferreyros

Férvido Frías

Jane Gardner

Stephanie Gonzalez

Danielle Gorodenzik

Omar Greene

Gabrielle Guglielmelli

Elda Hadajian

Joy Han

Emma Hanson

Julio Hernandez

Jacob Hernandez

Chris Hong

Ann Yung Chu Hsieh

Xinle Jill Huang

Thanh Cong Huynh

Anthony Iciano

Wesley Johnson

Polina Kadkina

Byoungok Kim

Gena Kim

Lindsey Kim

Lucia Ji Won Kim

Tiffany Kim

Hyo Taek Kim

Esther Kim

Ga Hyun Kim

Jane Kim

Jae Young Kim

Daniella Krihely

Andrea Latimer

Seulbi Lee

Jina Lee

Yongmin Lee

JiYun Lee

Julie Lee

Jae Yong Lee

Iris Li

Joanne Chai Wen Lim

Octavio Llano

Rebecca Low

Andrea Fiorella Martinez

Odile Martínez-Santamari

Gerald Morin

Nadine Muhtadi

Phuong Nguyen

Brandon Nicolas

Seema Nisar

Grant Noel

Neal Oh

Solgil Oh

Valentina Pherson

Elli Pohl

Cody Pumper

Regina Puno

Shem Rajoon

Fabian Rastorfer

Bryan Ribeiro

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Sylvia Saborio

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Jennifer Shin

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Robert Vinluan

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