Sands of Time #13
The sands of time rise up,
Their scapes so bold and old,
In their dance with the winds,
As light and shadow dance and play,
In this land of endless day.
A sight of quiet grace,
On a canvas of the desert’s face.
A song of resilience,
In a world that changes by the hour.
“Sands of Time” is a rhetoric of transience and impermanence inspired by the dunes. It is a comtemplation of the passing of time, the inevitability of change, and the beauty that can be found in impermanence. It is an invitation to reflect on the fluidity of life and our own place within the grander scheme of things. A testament to the resilience and grit required to survive in a constantly changing world. Despite the harsh conditions and ever-present threat of change, the desert sands endure, shifting but not breaking; their beauty and strength undiminished.
Made of several overlapping curved lines, each piece is a depiction of movement and fluidity, symbolizing sands in a constant state of motion. The curves blend and mix, creating new patterns and hues where they overlap, much like the way that life experiences blend and mix to create new and unique outcomes. The uneven distribution of grains across each piece represents timelessness. Areas of low accumulation of grains are a reminder of the years of constant erosion. The sands of time have existed and will exist in a state of constant motion and change for eons, for the lifetime. This way, each piece also evokes nostalgia, as we ponder on our past lives.
“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf