When Time Is Vertical

 |  March 10, 2015

When Time is Vertical
When Time Is Vertical
encaustic mixed media
11×14 inches

I think we tend to imagine time as being linear, from point A to point B. Always moving forward to the next moment, in a horizontal movement. I usually like to think of time as being cyclical, although to be honest I’m not much on thinking too philosophically about these things. It’s too hard to comprehend. But when I am in the forest, especially among the giant, towering fir trees in the Pacific Northwest, I can’t help but think of time as vertical. How long have those very same trees stood there? Ever present. In their own time. It takes my breath away and at the same time comforts me to think how insignificant we are. We are just a blip in the grand scheme of things.


  1. by Sharmon Davidson on March 10, 2015  12:11 pm Reply

    You're right, we are just a blip, and these majestic beings prove it. I love this piece!

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on March 10, 2015  3:24 pm Reply

      Thanks Sharmon. I get that same feeling of wonderful insignificance in the deserts of the southwest.

  2. by Gina on March 10, 2015  12:26 pm Reply

    Gorgeous piece, Bridgette. I love the colors and tons of texture!

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on March 10, 2015  3:24 pm Reply

      Thank you Gina

  3. by pat quilty on March 10, 2015  6:08 pm Reply

    Love this piece & your thoughts. I broke down and sent for the encaustic supplies to try. Cant wait till I get playing with wax. Your works are so wonderful.

  4. by Leah on March 12, 2015  7:48 am Reply

    Your work just amazes me....lovely.

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