Fine Performing Museum
On a miniature trip I took to the Fine and Performing Arts Museum I saw a lot of beautiful paintings and sculptures. I saw the works of artists who drew oil paintings on canvases, as well as acrylic, digital ink jet point, and wood. One of the works that I saw and caught my attention was Time Is of the Essence by Lisa Erato. This stood out because it contained a stencil drawing and used acrylic paint on the canvas. It had a black background with numbers of different colors all over the painting ranging from 0 to 10. Not only were there numbers drawn all over the background but there were clocks of various colors on there as well. When I saw this painting I thought that it was different than most, but had a significant meaning at the same time. Looking at the picture I understood why Lisa Erato chose to draw something like this. Everyday someone procrastinates and looses essential time that another person would love to get back. The time that is being lost can’t be given back to us. It made me think of the times I sat around and did nothing and the time I wasted, that could have been used to study more or maybe volunteer somewhere.
Thinking again it makes me grateful that I am able to see another day, because someone didn’t wake up this morning. Maybe someone was in an unexpected accident, or a person could have been diagnosed with an illness. It also made me think about the grudges we hold against a person instead of forgiving them and moving forward with our lives. Yes, it is hard to forgive a person that abused you or the parent that gave you away because they were strung out on drugs. However, life is too short someone can be here today and gone tomorrow. We must take advantage of the time we have now so that our hearts can be at rest later on in life and we are not overwhelmed with burdens of how we should have made the situation or problem better. Seeing this photo made me realize that everybody’s time on this earth is limited and we must take advantage of it. So I understand why Lisa Erato chose to draw about this, because it affects people in many ways. We just have to take the time to realize how important things are in our lives.