The Minutes Masquerade As Hours

TM9324 The Minutes masquerade as Hours 36×60 oil on panel

On first look, The Minutes Masquerade As Hours seems to be about observations – distant rain or a storm clearing off, the way swells roll in, the spreading patterns of salty lace on the beach. But is that all? As I worked on it, I sensed that it was more about the way we experience time. The moments as contrasted with hours, or even now as opposed to all that went before and might yet happen. Being able to deeply focus on work, in this case painting, offers a taste of non-time, of being outside time, even if it’s an illusion. It is delicious. Details below.

TM9324 The Minutes Masquerade as Hours – detail with breaking wave

TM9324 The Minutes Masquerade as Hours – detail

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