Sunday, 11 October 2009

Idea 1: The Creeping Shadow Clock

Not long after we moved into our current house I noticed that on sunny afternoons the streetlight across the road casts a shadow on the house opposite:
Midnight Library: Idea 1(a)
And as the afternoon goes on the shadow slowly inches across the house, which I captured in this note in my sketchbook in 2007.
Midnight Library: Idea 1(b)
This morning I was thinking about how great it would be if I could turn this idea into a clock which would show the time between about 1pm and 5pm by moving the silhouette of a streetlamp across the front of a house.


  1. Marvellous idea. But what happens outside the hours of 1pm to 5pm?

  2. A countdown to the end of each working day...Great idea!

  3. Yes! A sundial would be a wonderful idea. Strictly speaking you are going to need your neighbours' permission to make this happen though ;-)