Standard For The Use Of The Word 'Symbol' 

The shape of Symbol emerged afterTime. (the latter emerged as a spontaneous image in my mind and doodle on paper. Unlike all the other forms I have carved in wood, neither Time nor Symbol acknowledge or trace the cubic volume of wood. Instead they appear one / two dimensional and thus neither of them seems 'satisfying' as 'objects' / 'sculptures'  (neither seem to satisfy the word 'sculpture' ) - a fact that seems to be of significance. 

Both demand to be shown in close proximity to a flat surface: ground and wall. 

The word 'Symbol' does not appear to apply to the form of 'Time' and vice versa - why?

The comparison measures the word 'symbol'.

'Symbol ' = standard for the word symbol.