Space is Time Paintings

 

The first week of September 2015, I rode my bicycle, self supporting and alone, from Salt Lake City UT to Denver CO. I took the 500 mile journey on Highway 40 (except Trail Ridge Road over the Rocky Mountains). Photographs I took on the trip inform these paintings.

Each painting simultaneously presents sixteen landscapes. Everything is happening at once. One is everywhere simultaneously. There are alternate realities and multiple vanishing points. It seems not to matter so much where the path leads, just so long as you are on it. This inclusion is only implied; there is no person in the picture only the fact that since there is a picture (documenting a scene) then there must have been a person to make it.

I am not so much interested in painting landscapes as I am in representing time by depicting space. This is why they are all together. When I ride through 5oo miles of basically nothing but space and beauty the space goes on and on and all the space becomes the same space and all the time the same time. The beauty is not without mystery.

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Highway 40 #3  36×48″  Acrylic with  2015

 

 

 

 

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Highwy 40 #2  36×48″  Acrylic 2015

 

 

 

 

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Highway 40 #1  36×48  Acrylic 2015

 

 

 

 

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Highway 40 #4. 48×60″. Acrylic 2015

 

imageHighway 40 #5.  60×48″. Acrylic. 2015