Paintings: Time

8 x 10"
Acrylic on black illustration board
Commission ~ SOLD
~ Prints are available here ~

Wanting to redecorate along Surrealist lines, a friend of mine commissioned me to do a small Dali-inspired painting. Salvador Dali's most famous piece is arguably his "Persistence of Memory" (i.e. the melting clocks), so I decided to try a different take on the theme of fluid, finite/infinite time. I used my paint water cup and an eye dropper to study the ripples and decide on the spacing for the drops.

The requested 8 x 10" size worked well with the inspiration for the piece, as the original "Persistence of Memory" is all of 9.5 x 13." A few years ago, I had the chance to see it in person in NY's Modern Museum of Art. How odd it was to stand before so famous, so tiny a painting!

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon