The Timekeepers series presents extinct creatures as decorative objects inspired by 18th century French mantle clocks. This period in history represents the age before the discovery of fossils that changed our perception of time and our relationship to nature. The clocks tick backwards presenting a challenge to the viewer’s expectations and understanding of time. Prehistoric animals are from deep time, the geologic time scale used to measure the age of the earth. These millions and billions of years are like hours and days to the minutes that have been human history. As the clocks tick infinitely backwards the mysterious animals of the past return, grow more powerful, and soon sit atop the remains of time itself.