Time Out

Time Out

Time Out – Whitetail Deer

Limited Edition of 200,  21 ‘ x 29″ - $180.00

Open Edition  10″ x 13″ – $40.00

 

With time landscapes change. Some happen quickly, while others occur more slowly. A change in weather can be rapid and dramatic, whereas transformations in land use and ownership can be slower, but are just as unsettling. When natural land is stripped for cropping, a homestead is lost through abandonment, a habitat is destroyed, or the land is too valuable to farm, the land is often subdivided. Rural two acre parcels with large residential homes and manicured landscapes are the vogue. These, too, eventually can be amalgamated into city lots. Such changes in land use and ownership are vivid and emotional in their impact.

In the composition, “Time Out,” the evolution of the land is portrayed by decaying fence posts, pieces of wire, and overgrown grasses and weeds. These remnants are reminders of a time gone by. The land has a fence which did not exist in nature, but now serves as a privacy screen for the whitetails giving them a sense of seclusion, security and safety. The weather is also changing as the lightning, thunder, wind, and rain stop. The late afternoon clouds part, and rays of sunshine give warmth and coziness to the hunkered down deer. The setting suggests “time out” from their courtship antics. Free to savor the solitude and peace of the moment, the resting deer will eventually rejoin the young doe to graze and continue the rut. The time out will soon pass, and new scenes will add history to the land use as it continues to evolve.

Time Out