Remember my musings about time? Well, they finally managed to manifest themselves into a finished piece.

The Illusion, 8″ x 30″ encaustic, mixed media on wood

This piece is a triptych made up of three 8″ x 10″ paintings, and I painted it using many layers of encaustic wax, paper, red string, and image transfers of numbers. I based this piece around the following quote by Albert Einstein:

“The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

Since it is difficult to tell what’s going on in the wide shot, here is a closer look:

I wanted to allude to time without being obvious about it; the numbers are 1 through 12, referencing the clock and our method of recording of the passage of time.

Time sure plays some funny tricks.