Time is in The Eye of the Beholder #BECAUSE

Acrylic, 2019

The #BECAUSE painting - this painting holds a narrative about time, observation, and imagination. Initially the moment was a moment shared up on top of Haleakalā Crater (house of the sun) - the summit of the dormant volcano on Maui, Hawaii. Haleakalā was home to the grandmother of the demigod Māui. According to the legend, Māui's grandmother helped him capture the sun and force it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day. A place where strangers become silhouetted characters moving against a backdrop of sunrise or sunset above the clouds. It is a place where birth, death and creation are felt - yet I am not certain most see this, they are busy rushing to find the perfect location to witness the sun kiss the horizon. They are busy, searching, yet for each person it is something different. We are alone together, each having our own moment in time. Because the world is round, it turns us on. There are many hidden characters within the landscape and many moments shared here over time. You will find and see, what you know. This painting is a diptych with both canvasses measuring 48" wide by 24" high - for a total length of 96 inches.