January's Challenge: Once and Forever

Updated: Jan 28

The greek philosopher Heraclitus said “no man ever steps into the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man”.


For our first challenge of 2021 we will consider the concept of time in art. You might be inspired by the concept of Once and Forever for your subject matter, or you might be inspired by how time can be expressed through elements of design and composition.


Ideally the elements of design and composition you chose will support your subject matter.


Here are some examples of artist who have used time as a subject matter in their work:


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/time-art_n_4519734


https://www.studioarts.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/LL18_TickTockCat_F3_WEB.pdf

Often time and motion are considered together because our experience of time is marked by movement through space and vice versa. So when we are considering how to express time through elements of design and composition, we look at how to express movement in space.

Here are some links that discuss how to use the elements of design and composition to express time and movement in space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlmRqR9I9RA&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yw8gClysNg&feature=youtu.be


Here are some artists that I think have managed to successfully accomplish the challenge of capturing a moment of time in their art.


http://www.andreakowch.com


http://www.pabloauladell.com


https://www.mariangoodman.com/artists/49-william-kentridge/

And here are the images that our members submitted:




Natasha Baronas


Natasha Baronas



Natasha Baronas


Joanie Winnitoy

Land of the Myth, 19" X 24" Acrylic


Leslie Baronas


Joanie Winnitoy

Finished, 12" X 16", Acrylic


Leslie Baronas

Now... but forever?


Leslie Baronas

Signs in Turbulent Times


Jetta Sobie


Astrid Notte


Heather J. Kent

Once and forever, 10" X 10", Acrylic

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