complicated and contemporary representation of the elapse of time is David
Hockney’s The Scrabble Game, Jan. 1, 1983, 1983. The collage of
photographs represents various moments (snapshots) frozen in time. Not only
are heads, hands, glasses, and cigarettes repeated multiple times but even the
placement of the photographs suggests the uneven pace of the game. During a
Scrabble Game, there may be quick action as players arrange their tiles into
words and then the pace may slow as words become more difficult to form.
Again, the uneven placement and awkward gaps within the picture simulate the
stop and start rhythm.