Art Challenge: Return to Standard Time
I’m ever so grateful to our dear rosy girl Ariane for posting a new art challenge: return to standard time.
I actually hate daylight savings time and think it’s an out of date ritual whose time is definitely up.
Spring forward, fall back. A sort of ridiculous, comical act of the world tripping over itself at various dates twice per year.
And so appropriate for me right now, because you see, the UK has fallen back while Canada is still in daylight savings and so sprung forward!!! That’s the bi-yearly story of my life! And messes something rotten with my daily 9am phone call to Robbie, which is now pushed to 10am. And while Kerstie and Jon are in BC, there’s Chloe in Japan! We all end up negotiating times, missing dates, forgetting deadlines, counting backwards, and generally struggling by for a good week or two. It reminds me of a Dickensian novel.
So to try to illustrate this I wanted to try to gather all our time zones into one piece.
I decided to do a Dickensian collage of sorts, and so chose some vintage book pages.
The floor ended up looking like this:
(Oh well, gotta break some eggs to make an omelette, right?)
And so here is what I’m offering today.
A black and white collage of 37 pieces. There is a Japanese castle rising over an English village, next to a West Coast forest. There I am, in strong tiger form, holding everything central, together, holding my family together. There are children, there is whimsy, there is light, and there are butterflies everywhere, representing my butterfly brain…which tries to negotiate all these time zones.
Oh, and there’s a rhinoceros, because, if we’re getting this silly already, there’s got to be a rhinoceros.
Art: The Rhinoceros, at Home and Abroad: collage of vintage book images, all pre 1906, loads of mat medium + imagination.
Come pop over to Ariane’s and all our friends to see how they deal with the return to standard time. (I’ll tell you something though, I do appreciate the extra hour of sleep.) 😀
I love our little group of artists and really value our friendship. We may be, we all may be, all over the place and stuck in our time zones, but we’ve come to love and understand and appreciate each other and support each other in our art. And that’s how it should always be. Come join us if you like. Any artistic expressions is so very welcome. 😀