Approx. 51 cm (w) x 56 cm (h), oil paints on canvas.
Date produced: 1983, while living at West Beach
All of these objects are able to take me back in time somewhat. Included is my blue 3-year diary (which I destroyed many years ago now, but included entries that went back to before going to Tasmania), my red photo album, my radio (which often has songs played that take me back), the Jack the Ripper drawing (which was a request from some other students, and takes me back to interesting days in the Art classes at school), my camera (which can record moments in time), my R.D. Vanderfield trophy (significant for my times in junior hockey, playing with friends from school, and my brothers), the Caravan Interior drawing (from my times in Tasmania), my paint box (with stickers from Burnie, Devonport and Launceston), my Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon record (my first rock record, that still sounds special), and two very special letters.
Really, its not that hard to experience time travel. Many things can take us back. And some things can take us into an imagined future.
Our brains, memory and whole emotional sphere are amazingly powerful things, capable of doing some remarkable things.
I really enjoyed the simplicity and directness of this painting. It took a little while to think through the ideas behind the painting and compose the objects , but not very long to actually paint it. This was a nice balance of construction.