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Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick


Item#: 2014SYR08

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick

poster information


Tick tock, tick tock, tick
Thirty—five second count down
Orange brings it home.

The shot clock originated in Syracuse and is seen by hundreds every day from its location in Armory Square, the heart of downtown. Syracuse University basketball is a lifestyle amongst all who call this city home, and it both unifies and sets us apart from other areas across the country. And we've all experienced nail-biting situations when the shot clock is ticking down and we have yet to score.

Thirty-five seconds for the NCAA and twenty-four for the NBA: the shot clock plays a significant role in the game. And we should be proud of it.

I go Armory Square about three times a week to eat out or to go to Starbucks. I thought it would be a nice chance to draw and paint where I go a lot. I like to sit there and drink coffee and talk to my friends. There are so many people on campus. I like to go to quieter places that are not too crowded. Downtown is always calm. My favorite season at home, in South Korea, is winter. In Syracuse, I guess fall is my favorite weather. I really like the weather and how the trees are so beautiful. It's wonderful in good weather. I like the fading colors. I like softness. The first time I saw the haiku, I did not know what the clock was. I asked my boyfriend and he told me it was about basketball. My painting does not include the kind of basketball feeling, but it's a feeling at a certain time of the year in Syracuse.