Everything passes, the good that you want to hang on to and the bad that you think you can't endure. Time moves like a river, continuously flowing. Onward March of Time is a series of paintings depicting children marching through the seasons. The children demonstrate different attitudes in their march through time: screaming into the future, looking back over shoulders, concentrating on each next step, or pausing for a moment. They don't notice the aspect of time playing a role in their existence, they are here and now. I do. I see the past present and future existing simultaneously. Whether I'm bustling around making things work or sitting back and observing, on and on it goes, with an underlying sense of the continuous movement of time.
This is a milestone year for us. My baby goes to kindergarten, it's the end of an era. My time is freed up and I get to fulfill my craving to be alone for a portion of each day, to work uninterrupted. My oldest drives, she'll have a new sense of independence, bringing her one step closer in her transition to adulthood. And so it goes, from season to season, round and round, in this beautiful improvised composition call life.
This series, along with a few other pieces will be on display at David Ericson Fine Art in Salt Lake City, 418 South 200 West, August 18 - September 15, 2017. You are welcome to come to the opening reception Friday, August 18, from 6:00-9:00 pm.