watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper
36″ x 24″
“This was piece was in response to a prompt I was given my sophomore year of high school, which asked to depict something I fear and something I love. During this time, I developed a deep passion for meeting new people and forming new relationships.
However, with that came the fear of time; in a community where people are constantly moving, these relationships perished as our time quickly fell apart. The painting represents the burden of time crumbling, and relationships decaying through the rusting of the clockwork and sickly green hue of the skin.”
“Looking at your time piece, I appreciate your use of color. I especially like the use of the green on the skin of your male subject. I think that it’s bold and creative and I even think that you can go even further. But it stands out and I appreciate that choice.
One thing that this piece can use is depth. At the moment, it feels really flat. Everything is really close and there’s nowhere for me, as the viewer, to move around. I’m especially getting lost in the huge black space on the right.
One way to address this is to imagine how these gears and your subject matter exists in space and, how the content is spread out through space. And as you plan that out, then the viewer can then navigate the piece and explore depth. And then that will ultimately help the composition as a whole.
Lastly, I think that your use of watercolor and gouache are great. I especially like the clock and the white space around the numbers, and I think that the texture around that is really great.”