Oil on Panel 6"x 8"SOLD
This clock has been floating around my studio for a while. I’ve held off on painting it because I knew that, when I did paint it, I wanted it to be more than just a painting of a clock. It finally struck me last week. I adding a few ingredients and was able to take this clock from humble timepiece to representing a perception.
This is my take on the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at University of Chicago.
Originally, the analogy represented the perception of how close the threat of global nuclear war was, but since includes climate-changing technologies and "new developments in the life sciences” that could inflict irrevocable harm. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is to global disaster.