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Life Time / Julie Chen., 1996

Identifier: CC-27874-29013

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Scope and Contents

Each line of the poem is printed on a paper disc; each center hole decreases in size forming a vertical lens-like object held together by two paper tapes on the sides. The final disc has the image of a diving man. The poem reads: My life is passing right before my eyes. Could it be I have been caught beneath the current of my daily routine and am drowning slowly day by day? The box is collaged in water colored paper. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1996



0 See container summary (1 poem object + 8 discs (paper, cut, paper tape) in artist box (cardboard, collaged, plexiglas)) ; object 7 x 7 x 1 cm, in box 9 x 9 x 3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Berkeley, California : Flying Fish Press. Signed by: J Chen (b.c.- final disc). Nationality of creator: American. General: About 100 total copies. 18 number copy. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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