Perfect Lovers represents the cross sections of two trees, a familiar reference to nature’s clock and a dramatic visualization to time. This large-scale installation illustrates that the life-span of a tree is measured in centuries, and by inference, reminds us that human life is most often measured in decades. In a fast-paced, short-attention-span culture, this vivid reminder gives us pause. The “clocks” also reference Felix Gonzalez-Torres piece Untitled (Perfect Lovers) that is comprised of two synchronized clocks that inevitably become out of synch. Similarly, this piece serves as a symbol of time’s inexorable flow.