Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This piece is a commentary on the nature of time, or rather, the nature of the perception of time. I gave the hourglass a classic look to celebrate a more classical time period while the cogs in the background represent how humanity shifted away from a classical time and feel to a more industrial and eventually a digital one.
The canvas has been equipped with wire on the top and bottom frame slats, making the entire piece functional. You can easily hang the piece upside down utilizing the hourglass for the complete effect of this piece. The hourglass itself is the focal point of the piece as well as the core component in its interactive completion. As you turn the painting over and hang it, reflect on the present moment as you literally watch it pass away.
San Francisco born artist Andrew Rosas has a unique take on art. “Art is not the piece, the thing you have created. The piece is just the tool, or the platform. Art is a conversation the creator has with the viewer or the participant. It is the purposeful drawing forth of thought or emotion from another through a conversation had without words. Art is crafting a feeling, or an emotion or idea, such that it becomes real and present for another human being. If I create something, and through the thing I have crafted an emotion or an idea, if I can walk away from it and someone else can step in and feel and understand the idea or the emotion, I have created Art.” Andrew takes much of his motivation from artists such as: MC Escher, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and Georges Seurat.