Residents of Panjim, in the state of Goa in southwest India don’t need to venture very far to get their daily dose of art and philosophy. A new art installation by DAKU, a street artist, is taking over a street in Panjim, and it’s forcing people to stop and contemplate the passage of time. The piece, entitled “Theory of Time,” features a net of letters suspended above the entire street that casts a shadow on the ground below, forming phrases about the concept of time, such as “Time works wonders” and “Things take time.”

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Because the installation relies on sunlight, the shadow letters appear and change with the rotation of the Earth, making the piece not only playful but even more meaningful in its interpretation of time.

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Viewers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the installation by walking underneath the net, standing among the shadow letters on the ground, and contemplating the variety of phrases.

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The project is supported by the nonprofit St+art India, as part of the Serendipity Arts Festival.

H/T: My Modern Met