"Focusing on the present helps my equilibrium. Focusing on the future helps with motivation. Focusing on the past does little for me."

"Focusing on the present helps my equilibrium. Focusing on the future helps with motivation. Focusing on the past does little for me."

BETTE BURGOYNE

Artist, Book-keeper

Age 57

Seattle, Washington

"That was one of the few times I've actually had to fight for my life. Basically, I was hitchhiking and this guy decided that he could just turn off of the road and take me somewhere he wanted to.  There was this moment when he actually started turning and time basically seemed to freeze."

"That was one of the few times I've actually had to fight for my life. Basically, I was hitchhiking and this guy decided that he could just turn off of the road and take me somewhere he wanted to.  There was this moment when he actually started turning and time basically seemed to freeze."

KATERINA ZORIA

Translator, ethnographer

Age 28

Kiev, Ukraine

"Whenever I am completely dependent on another; the captain, the pilot, the train driver or whatever, then I lose time. I don’t care if it’s early, if it’s night, no, that’s it."

"Whenever I am completely dependent on another; the captain, the pilot, the train driver or whatever, then I lose time. I don’t care if it’s early, if it’s night, no, that’s it."

MANOLIS CHAROS

Artist

Age 55

Kythira, Greece

"Pythagoras, the ancient mathematician, said that numbers are sacred. And not all should be allowed to understand numbers, because they are more than that, you see."

"Pythagoras, the ancient mathematician, said that numbers are sacred. And not all should be allowed to understand numbers, because they are more than that, you see."

FRANKA PAPANDREOU

Designer

Age 59

Kythira, Greece

"Riding shotgun with my great grandmother looking both ways on an empty road saying nobody coming nobody going I got the whole road to myself."

"Riding shotgun with my great grandmother looking both ways on an empty road saying nobody coming nobody going I got the whole road to myself."

STACEY PAGE

Artisan

Age 32

Saint Augustine, Florida

Gifford, how old are you?  "I think 24."

Gifford, how old are you? 

"I think 24."

GIFFORD MOY

Artist

Age 24

New York, New York

"This might all circle back to being called Big Ben in elementary school ... " 

"This might all circle back to being called Big Ben in elementary school ... " 

BEN NIMKIN

Sound Engineer, Producer

Age 28

New York, New York

"Waves. Air blowing. Decay. Sunrise. Deterioration."

"Waves. Air blowing. Decay. Sunrise. Deterioration."

TED THIRLBY

Contractor, carpenter, artist

Age 65

New York, New York

"There’s a way to me that aesthetics and ethics are two sides of the same coin. So when it’s beautiful, it also feels morally correct for me. I can be on time, but it doesn’t feel rigid, it feels graceful."

"There’s a way to me that aesthetics and ethics are two sides of the same coin. So when it’s beautiful, it also feels morally correct for me. I can be on time, but it doesn’t feel rigid, it feels graceful."

GENEVIEVE KAPULER

Yoga Teacher

Age 

New York, New York

 

"I’m working before recorded time – let’s call that BRT – into an unknown future. That’s how I work; with the raw materials present on this earth since the beginning of time – clay, wood, pigments from iron – elemental things."

"I’m working before recorded time – let’s call that BRT – into an unknown future. That’s how I work; with the raw materials present on this earth since the beginning of time – clay, wood, pigments from iron – elemental things."

MICHELE OKA DONER

Artist

Age 53

New York, New York