Time's Winged Chariot

Pastel and Crayon on Paper
H:35 cm x W:25 cm
2021


Perhaps this work is a representation of a midlife crisis of sorts, a realisation of the relatively short time that lay ahead now and the need to seize the day. Behind me I hear, 'Time's winged chariot hurrying near,' which is the title of this drawing and is a line taken from the Andrew Marvell poem, 'To His Coy Mistress.' I have always loved this poem but never before has its message felt more poignant than it does now. One day I will leave this place and my body will return to nature, and time goes by so fast, doesn't it?

This self-portrait was made using PanPastels and crayon on UART sanded paper. The pastels were applied to the surface with sponges and brushes. Crayon was used to finesse the details, which is especially prominent in the leaves in the foreground. The making of this drawing was recorded in full using time-lapse photography and a short video highlighting its construction from start to finish has been posted on Facebook and can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaPalmerFineArt

Time's Winged Chariot

Pastel and Crayon on Paper
H:35 cm x W:25 cm
2021


Perhaps this work is a representation of a midlife crisis of sorts, a realisation of the relatively short time that lay ahead now and the need to seize the day. Behind me I hear, 'Time's winged chariot hurrying near,' which is the title of this drawing and is a line taken from the Andrew Marvell poem, 'To His Coy Mistress.' I have always loved this poem but never before has its message felt more poignant than it does now. One day I will leave this place and my body will return to nature, and time goes by so fast, doesn't it?

This self-portrait was made using PanPastels and crayon on UART sanded paper. The pastels were applied to the surface with sponges and brushes. Crayon was used to finesse the details, which is especially prominent in the leaves in the foreground. The making of this drawing was recorded in full using time-lapse photography and a short video highlighting its construction from start to finish has been posted on Facebook and can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaPalmerFineArt