January 21, 2011

Tick Tock

I have these friends that I love to watch enjoy themselves. The little moments where they light up and think that nobody is watching. These are the times that I love these people most of all; their eyes sparkling with delight.

When I started on this series of graphics, I began with a photograph that I took in New Zealand of some friends of mine. They took each others hand without even turning an eye; as though they knew that it would be there waiting when they reached out.

I have thought about the concept of time a lot in my process too. This is something that I do not usually dwell on but it seemed to play side by side with my other thoughts as I began working with this image. 

Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Spend the afternoon.  You can't take it with you.  ~Annie Dillard

Contemplation often makes life miserable.  We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.  ~Nicolas de Chamfort

You will never find time for anything.  If you want time you must make it.  ~Charles Buxton

... Too right, thank you Charles Buxton.