An Interval of Time is a time-based digital work of art commissioned by Landmarks for The University of Texas at Austin.
First begun in 2010, the project chronicles the evolution of my artistic practice and personal development over the past decade. It reflects my interests in the metaphysical, spiritual, and scientific, and the ways in which they are interconnected.
Throughout my life, I have studied and practiced Tai-chi, I-Ching, meditation, nutrition, evolutionary astrology, and other disciplines. Recently, I am expanding my scope of work with Jungian psychology and by being part of international communities of “sense-making.” It is a privilege to teach and inspire; it has become my life’s aspiration.
The year 2020 is of great significance to me as it has presented us with the opportunity to dive deep and practice our skills of observation. By creating An Interval of Time, I have been able to integrate my myriad interests by conceiving a lyrical piece where layers are incorporated into a suggestive space and the infinite can be revealed. Through An Interval of Time, I have created an ode to planet Earth.
My practice has evolved throughout the last decade, becoming integrated with my personal and intellectual development— which I consider a quintessential part of my artistic career. I am no longer a seeker of truth; I embody my own perspective. I embrace my unique vision by consolidating all disciplines into one, creating a reality that matches my desire to evolve. At times, that translates into environments that contain mesmerizing images for public spaces. Other times, I create intimate actions between myself and other beings when I reveal their life purpose through astrological readings. And sometimes, I offer talks or workshops.
My essence is to connect, communicate, and inspire other beings to be themselves. I enjoy directing and producing diverse projects, from complex multimedia installations and public art commissions to artists’ books and textile design; I see no boundaries between the applied and fine arts. The only revolution is to be one’s self- I don’t want to be right, I am of service.
- Monika Bravo, Miami Beach 2020
An Interval of Time is commissioned by Landmarks for the Jackson Geological Sciences Building, Department of Geological Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin.