Thursday, October 07, 2021

Time and Space by Marie Lamb, painting series

The artist at work on painting #2 : Time and Space : 'The Machine'

Time and Space #1 : 'Escape Velocity'
completion date: August 5, 2021

This painting was sold at the Arts Round the Square event in September.
I didn't have time to really talk about it with the buyer - and I was nervous!  I told him that I took a compass and ruler to the canvas and worked from one side to the other until it was finished.  That is technically true.  But yes, there is always 'more' behind my work.  This image actually shows concepts for space ships / light speed travel, an observatory and the idea that we will build a pathway to Space.  Below, a countryside scene with houses, bridges and streetlights shows Earth.

Our stall at the Arts Round the Square event in Paris, TN on Sep 25, 2021

 'The Machine' : Imagine a huge turn-crank machine you put a quarter into at the top, and turn the crank and it goes through all the motions, passing the quarter through the gears and shafts until it comes out, like pachinko, at the bottom, altered and reduced to a tiny pearl - that is then plucked up by Charon in his boat and taken away down the River Styx.  Yes, that quarter is your life.  Over Time and Space, being worn down through the Machine.

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