Tempus Fugit

TM8355 Tempus Fugit 36x36 oil on panel

TM8355 Tempus Fugit 36×36 oil on panel

Sometimes the simplest things can induce a state of hypnosis. Watching waves crash onto a beach is one example. Another is watching leaves drop onto the surface of a pond or river, especially if there is a slight breeze or current. I love the way they hover gently, touch the water, and float for quite a long time. Each leaf is unique, and the abstract pattern forms a compelling design, especially when the trees are reflected under and behind the surface pattern. Tempus Fugit, a new pondscape, addresses time and the trance-like effect of watching leaves fall. The inspiration comes from Hamlen Woods conservation area in Wayland, MA. Enlarged details from the painting are below.

TM8355 Tempus Fugit - detail from upper right

TM8355 Tempus Fugit – detail from upper right

TM8355 Tempus Fugit - detail from lower middle right

TM8355 Tempus Fugit – detail from lower middle right

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2 thoughts on “Tempus Fugit

  1. This is a lovely painting. It reminds me of Octavio Paz’ description of tree reflections in water as “crystal willows”.

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