1Q84

“… time could become deformed as it moved forward. Time itself was uniform in composition, but once consumed, it took on a deformed shape. One period of time might be terribly heavy and long, while another could be reversed, and in the worst cases order itself could vanish entirely. Sometimes things that should not be there at all might be added onto time. By adjusting time this way to suit their own purposes, people probably adjusted the meaning of their existences. in other words, by adding such operations to time, they were able–but just barely–to preserve their own sanity. Surely, if a person had to accept the time through which he had just passed uniformly in the given order, his nerves could not bear the strain. Such a life, would be sheer torture.
— excerpt from 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

I am enthralled with the qualities of the book by Murakami “1Q84”. Since I read the above excerpt I have been thinking about time and all of its implications. The world that he presents is fascinating and is well worth reading, especially for anyone interested in Japanese culture. So for me, thinking about time takes away some time for me to paint! This painting was painted on my way to Mom’s house.

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue & Burnt Umber
Fountain Pen: Sailor Desk EF
Ink: Black Carbon Ink
Location: St. Clet, Québec, Canada

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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