Color pencil drawings that captures the passage of time by Maine artist Eric Green. The drawings show the same interior view of a house Green has lived in for a number of years differentiated only by the light coming through the windows as well as subtle changes, such as a piece of furniture being moved or a lamp not being in the same place.
This latest series is an attempt to capture time, or the poetic phrase, “the sad beauty of time passing,” something I believe we all experience in life, an emotion that gives existence much of its intensity and meaning. It’s not an easy sensation to describe, so I’m hoping this work will allow the viewer to experience it in a clarified visual form. The work portrays sections of the interior of our house that I’ve spent the last seventeen years adjusting, a work of art in itself. I’m actually drawing a place I’ve carefully created and arranged, so in a way, the image is generated twice. Each diptych is comprised of two panels of the same basic view altered only by the passage of time. What I find interesting is that the art itself can only exist in the viewer’s mind. It is the amalgamation or comparison of the two images that creates the specific emotion, not each individual panel. Gauging and balancing this convergence is everything.