Time, time, time. Surrealist painter Salvador Dali seemed to have a warped view of it. Musical artists including Heart, Steve Miller, Boston, Jim Croce, Alan Parsons and Cyndi Lauper sang about it. Fans of sport live and die by it, unless they’re watching baseball. Time can fly or stand still.
In the past two weeks the United States found the time to elect a new president; the baseball gods determined Cub fans’ time had finally come. Kitchens have timers, and some have “time out” chairs. Laborers work part time, full time, over time... Time can be short, or it can be of the essence. Popular music is typically in 3/4 or 4/4 time.
Speaking of music, I went back in time this week to enjoy live performances from members of the band Yes, as well as the band Kansas. That was an excellent use of my time.
And, every spring and autumn we mess with it.
Being a wild and crazy guy, I celebrate time changes by watching to see how my phone reacts at 2:00 in the morning. Actually, I haven’t been celebrating in the Spring because the “Spring ahead” usually meant my school’s spring break was shortened by SIXTY MINUTES!
Time can be measured in many ways. I used to measure time with anniversaries. I just celebrated my 39th year of being a drummer. I should be better by now. Then I observed time by monitoring how old my children were. Now I simply calculate years by the increase in the surface area of my forehead. In appreciation for 33 years of teaching, my school district gave me a clock that chimes on the hour. Every 60 minutes, I’m reminded of my new chapter in life.
This year’s “Fall back” happened to occur at the same time as the ending of the Muskegon Museum of Arts’ Studio Brew exhibit, which I was fortunate to participate in. In light of this coincidental timing, I decided it was “time” to release my latest drawing, Hop n Stance.
Signed limited edition giclee prints of Hop n Stance will be sold in full, half and proof sizes. The framed original is also available for sale. Interested parties may click on the word "shop" above, or click on www.day6art.com/shop for details.