The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese – Timing is everything!
The song said, “Listen to the Clock on the Wall!” Does it chime the time, or just tick-tock? But this clock is “Off the Wall!”The pendulum swings, yet this clock is digital, telling of time falling into place, by the minute, and the hour, silently telling of the march of time.
And this work speaks…about the march of time, about our modern, digitized world. Framed in a computer case – yet unfinished – it is telling of our fast-paced world and of developments undoubtedly yet to come.
But there’s more, the deeper message of timing, about opportunity grasped, or foregone. Hence the name given by the artist to this work, which tells that first is not always best; as the victor to get the spoils this time is the second mouse. Here the silver medal is gold and to the winner, the altar of sacrifice.