The series, On Time, introduced schematic images to challenge the linear concept of time or the assumption that we are constantly moving forward out of the past and into the future. They were a continuation and development of work produced in 2017-2018 and integrated techniques developed in earlier series.
I am interested in alternative explanations of time as more circular, or a phenomenon that is relative or even illusory. These explanations subvert the idea that art is progressing such that whatever is created today is superior to what went before. They challenge the idea of an Avant Garde that rejects the misapprehensions of the past, brings art boldly into the present day and charts its path into the future.
On Time was inspired by European Neolithic images from from 7000 – 3500 BC. While many artists have been interested in so called “primitive” artwork of either contemporary or ancient cultures, a closer study reveals the sophistication and skill of these ancient artists and art forms. Their simplification of images produced an abstract, symbolic, conceptual art that relates to contemporary artists’ striving to express timeless ideas.
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Being There, April 2020, oil on canvas, 48″ h x 36″ w
Then Again, February 2020, oil on canvas,
36″ h x 48″ w x .75″ d
Here & Now, December 2019, oil on canvas,
48″ h x 36″ w
From Time to Time, 2019, oil on canvas,
40″ h x 30″ w
Now & Then, 2019, oil on canvas,
35″ h x 42″ w
As It Were, 2019, oil on canvas,
35″ h x 42″ w
Heretofore, 2019, oil on canvas,
36″ h x 48 ” w
What It Is, 2019, oil on canvas,
42″ h x 35″ w
Though also inspired by an Old European Neolithic image, the following painting was in a different style and more of a transition between the Graven Images series and the Time Lines series.
Cosmion, March 2020, oil on canvas,
48″ h x 36″ w,