Above the Dam is a study in contrasts. I was drawn to the stony granite and calm water with its lily pads. A lovely landscape, but the underlying subject is really time: a comparison of that which endures and that which is fleeting. It is also about the pace of time’s passing: the trees and shrubs speak of decades, the water lilies days, the granite millions of years. A good painting, to me, is one filled with subtexts and metaphors. It is lovely to see and promotes reflection and thought. Enjoy!