A TIME TRAVELER'S VIGNETTE
Ever wonder what the Time Traveler has on display in his parlor? Come and take a look, have a listen, even make a call to the future or the past; just be present. An interactive space and art pieces made by TJ Lee.
A Time Traveler's Vignette is a mobile parlor that invites attendees on a journey of imagination. With time as the theme, our “characters” invite us to explore what is, was, or can be. This interactive piece can be used as a backdrop, photo booth, a curious corner of an event, or a landing place for whenever time brings you here. It is a moment that contains variety’s of art and artifacts that we have gathered throughout our voyages. We are happy to share them, and this moment, with you.
Photos by Becca Henry
"Strapped for Time"
This piece, discovered in 2014, is a commentary on the formerly defunct and broken system of industrial capitalism. It calls attention to the perceived pressing need to "clock in" to the factory way of life. All to operate the dials and turn the wheels of production to make...that which ultimately rusts away.
"The Talk Box"
Made and used by a band of desert dwellers for communication in large groups. The amplified voice box made it possible to communicate in dense dust storms, common in such times after the fall.
Metal man was inspired and created at the end of the Mayan Long count calendar, this correlates to the year 2012 in the popular Gregorian calendar dates. He is evolved from parts of a Chevy 350 internal combustion engine. This was before the actualization of the understanding that internal combustion engines were detrimental to the well being of the planet. All must evolve.
Thomas - TJ Lee
Artist and time traveler from the SF Bay Area and beyond.
TJ very much enjoys the spark of imagination from a discovered object and how it can be created into an new-old form of technology. Communication and light are big themes in his work and he often makes pieces that are related to one or the other or both. He believes that in our modern society of consumption, it is important to use what has already been produced. If we are to survive we must emulate nature and compost that which already exists. He enjoys doing this with his art to create something fun, alluding to another time.