Rusty  Gladdish

Swansea, United Kingdom

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This painting was inspired by the raging snowstorms that swept parts of America that I saw on TV last week. I love the snow but prefer to see it from a warmly heated room outside the window. (The figure and pose was borrowed from a book as no life model was available).
Essentially, the painting is concerned with the passing of time. This is illustrated symbolically by objects like the Metronome (used to beat time when playing music) on top of the piano, the hourglass on the table and the goldfish swimming round continually. I’m also fascinated by contrasts. In this case the raging snowstorm outside the calm, warm and silent room.

I have posted some fragments of the epic poem ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ by Simon R Gladdish which touches on time….

An extended meditation on the
Nature of time and its effects

Time is a stream
On its way to the sea,
Leapfrogging the waterfalls,
Untrammelled and free.

Time is a pyramid
Lost in the sands.
A peculiar liquid
Which runs through our hands.

Time is the blues
When your lover has gone;
The insatiable muse
That won’t leave us alone.

Time is a goldcrest
Trapped in a cage.
Time is the palimpsest
Under the page.

Acrylic on Canvas 80cms X 80cms

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