July 2014 | Graphite | 16" x 20"
Heavily inspired by surrealist painter Salvador Dali's “The Persistence of Time”, "Perpetual Motion" emphasizes the fluidity of time and the power of the non-present in engaging our current thoughts and emotions. In the realm of physical reality, events seem to occur on a straight, one-way timeline that moves from past to present to future. But in the human mind, individuals perceive the "timeline" (or lack thereof) more as a big ball of events all intertwined. Moments from the past easily bleed into the present in the form of nostalgia, regrets, or simple memories, while future happenings manifest themselves as present hopes, anxieties, or simple expectancies. Because events from both the past and the future often intrude on our present thoughts and decisions, "Perpetual Motion" is composed of many circular, revolving objects such as clocks and wheels.