keywords for this image: clocks, dada art, dreams, flasher, hands of time, prison, prisoner, subconscious, surrealism, time, pychological, nightmares, larry butterworth, overcoat, exposed, vintage clock, timepiece, deviant art

created from my own photos and some clip art, cut and pieced together, drawn and blended.

Infinity is a long time, especially towards the end. Quote by DAC

Art can be viewed much like a dream: when we go to sleep, we do not plan what we will dream. Yet, when we awaken from the dream, sometimes we attempt to psychoanalyze the dream’s meanings and how they relate to our lives. In some cases, analyzing our dreams for meaning can help us better understand ourselves. Perhaps the same metaphor can be used for Surrealist art. Surrealist artists who created their paintings may not have consciously planned the images they would use; yet, as an audience, we attempt to evoke meaning from the images in order to make sense of what the artist’s intention was. Doing this, we make sense of human nature and the relativity of the world around us.

Excerpt from: Surrealism Symbols of Relativity by Andrea Martin

I’ve always love the surrealists paintings about relativity and time. Below is a collection of Surrealists work about this theme.


  • jenseyes
    jenseyesalmost 6 years ago

    awesome work

  • Thanks for looking, appreciate the comment

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...almost 6 years ago

    This is excellent work, larry. Worthy of being compared with some of the best examples of surrealism.

  • That’s a nice thing to say, it would be an honor to rate with the surrealists.

    – Larry Butterworth

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 6 years ago

    This is GREAT! Love the way its presented Larry!

  • thanks, it always nice to provide some side dishes so to speak, Best to YOU

    – Larry Butterworth

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 6 years ago

    Highly symbolic, dear Larry.
    Oh…. I remember that you have a fancy for using clothing in your art vision.
    Skin… using clothing as a symbol of something that is opening for the exterior.
    Your inside is so then, like a window. But not to the reach of anyone.
    Clothing as a need, and a metaphor of protection and being different. But you do not use it as such, but as a open barrier, your using is really mystical. The ego is wrapped with invisible webs. And then when opening this barrier you find that all your womb is barred. A door… with bars, like a jail, and no one can open the site of your passion and emotions, but a woman, with her loving hands trying to break the spell. I know it has not a reference but a likeness to the typical image of the “exhibitionist” as a perverted man who is trying to get excitement showing his viril member to unconcerned women. Do not laugh, please, if we go inside, we will find that is a need for commu icating.. a transversality of his needs. And the perversion comes from not using a mean but for an end…and this not finding which is the real need for the ending.
    The heart and the womb in darkness.. but the rose on the buttonhole splendid. I have always found really elegant the way men put a flower on their clothing.
    A touch of bloom… a touch of Anima. A desire that is coming from the Soul.
    The intentional way of turning their not exhibitionist appeareance of clothing into an exhibition of tenderness and female extasis. And so then, the woman, cannot be offended, but attracted by the exquisite show of good taste.
    And now we come to the Clock message. I can tell you that it has not provoked me so much as the rest. They seem to different stories for me. May be time here is what it is… a concept that has kidnapped the real blissing of the Here and Now, where all children live when they play, muse and feel their worlds.
    Your mind shadows … and the clock becomes a crazy device, man made, without recognizing at last which is the real time, which arrow is pointing to the hours, or the minutes… and how many are in course right now…so… in you inside…the intense effort for abolishing Time as a concept and just living it as a cycle of Life-Death-Life…
    Precious and utmost interesting. I have had a good time pondering and letting myself be driven by its mystery.
    Have a hug Larry

  • WOW! Rosa that is a more than EPIC COMMENT, THANKS SO MUCH for your time and thought on the work, you always give me a perspective on things, that is what this great REDBUBBLE IS ALL ABOUT, good friends to give us a boost. Have a HUG

    – Larry Butterworth

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 6 years ago

    By the way, Larry… I profit the chance to tell you that I have got into a proyect long time cherished here…. and with the help of a really valuable woman is here now…in RB it is called…Tarot: Map of Consciousness

    I invite you to participate. May be you, without knowing can render wonderful works in which your inspiration comes from this Archetypal Journey.
    Or if not, you can travel, as a viewer of the landscapes, without any destination just enjoying it…
    A hug

  • I’ll check out your new group, sounds exciting, I’ll submit some works if I have anything that works.

    – Larry Butterworth

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    A very inspired and creative piece ! Excellent !

  • Your the man with a good thing to say, I always enjoy your work, you’ve got so much talent, Best Regards

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 6 years ago


  • Ushna thank you for the feature, it is an honor, Best Regards

    – Larry Butterworth

  • 1001101
    1001101almost 6 years ago

    this is seriuosly beyond amazing actually all your art is… WOW WOW WOW IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY!

  • Always nice to hear a few wows about one’s work, thanks for the support, Regards

    – Larry Butterworth

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMalmost 6 years ago

    You have been FEATURED in the LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS GROUP Congratulations
    Patricia :-)

  • thank you Patricia for feature, I really appreciate it.

    – Larry Butterworth

  • jenseyes
    jenseyesalmost 6 years ago

    on 05/20/09 congrats

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