First, is gold”, most of us humans

First, as for the appearance of the painting itself, it looks mysterious because it is not the usual ideas that we always see in paintings but it helps us open our eyes and find the hidden mystery of it. The artwork is a desert-like landscape adjacent to cliffs and the large body of water. It has two separate platforms, a dead tree, a cliff, a sky, melting clocks, solid pocket watch, ants and a fleshy being. It consists colors such as bright blue, yellow brown, rusty orange, gray, nude and black in which it gave us a warm feeling about it. As for the objects in that painting, the first thing that caught my attention was the melted clocks. Time is one of the most important things to value in our life. It plays a big part in our lives in which it could literally handle our lives. As the saying goes, “time is gold”, most of us humans value our time wisely in order to live our life to the fullest and to avoid regrets. However, the artwork seems to oppose. Moreover, almost all of the clocks that we have these days are stiff, you can barely see a clock that is easy to bend out. However, for this one, the clocks were melted and it can symbolize that in our dreams, clocks does not rule our life and it is just in our reality where it rules us. On the other hand, it can also be similar to passing of time as experienced when sleeping. The persistence of our eyes when we dream is not really that accurate enough to see the things properly. Furthermore, the ants eating away the face of the red clock can symbolize the decaying and therefore impermanent nature of our arbitrary way of keeping time. So, it still sticks with the fact that “time is gold” and we should not just let the ants eat it without noticing it.


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