The Porch Swing: Time and Space

Time and Space: Entry 2, by Samuel Bostick.

“Time and Space. This catalog is an expressive venture into time and space. This has been a theme heavy on my mind, especially making the transition from life in Atwater, CA to Brooklyn. Yes, a second is always a second, but nonetheless, a minute in Atwater is very different than a New York minute. It’s crazy! It seems the best way to put it in short is that TIME and SPACE are measures of presence. Even writing this now, I know it’s further and deeper than that. Hope you enjoy the ride…”

– Samuel

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, Jim Natale.

 Space n. 1) A period of time and duration. 2) A limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions. 3) An extent set apart or available. 3) The distance from other people or things that a person needs in order to remain comfortable. 4) One of the degrees between or above or below the lines of a musical staff. 5) Physical space independent of what occupies it. 6) The region beyond the earth’s atmosphere or beyond the solar system. 7) A blank area separating words or lines. 8) The opportunity to experience one’s identity freely. 9) The opportunity for privacy or time to oneself.

Time and Space: Entry 2

Thanks given for the shelter provided, these four walls that protect and provide.

A roof over head, thas what hour after hour of labor equates to.


The quality of life claims comfort.


Relieve frustration; a quiet host for intimate moments and relations.


This is the carving, a body temporarily in place

A stone in motion, rolling year after year; no place to call home.


Cooperation is in. Out with solitude!

…unless of course you have excess ends to spend.

Privacy has its price.

Shared quarters, dollars broken down into four walls. (Once again, here we are)

Subs clawing quickly, connection people places and things.

Operational replacement, attic to basement, Intruder alert!

Grab guns and cans of mustard gas, Rodents spotted!

Execute and exterminate.

This $%^*# belongs to…actually could you remind me who again?


Turning Turning Tables, crowds come around peering with curiosity; the Cat is in a Hat

Reflection of when the old was once fresh, breaking news, epic portion—memories transcend the historic distortion.

Legacy passes along, oral tradition; the kind of thing shared over trips.

City left behind and on the door a sign, that reads simple and clear, Gone Fishing

Orator tradition; to pass time wisdom speaks of past time. This is the passing onward of legacy.


Dive in and occupy what is yours. Expand.

Samuel Bostick


the LIFESTYLE’s role is to create collective space for active Reflection and Response through the arts. This space is built around dialogue, expression, collaboration, and artistic (ex)change involving international craftspeople and their realities. The Porch Swing series opens up a Reflection and Response residency where we feature a Collective member’s ongoing project through weekly installations.

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