My work deals with things that are always disappearing, escaping, getting away from me. Time, for one. The thread of the story Iím telling, for another. The punch line. Memories of people, faces, the detail of a building, the trajectory of a ball. The space between things that is as much a thing as those trees, these houses, that cat. These fragments of the world are the subject of my work, and I try to get to these ideas of time and space through playing with edges, with interchangeable pieces, and with the impulse to project narrative onto everything around us, and a suspicion of that impulse. I am interested in the way time manifests in a still image, and the relation of time and space to perceived experience. I examine this relationship through phenomena which are generally considered immaterial, such as shadows, atmospheric changes, and the indices of movement in time.
Rachel Urkowitz, 2004