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Passing Time Oil Painting

Passing Time

Oil on Canvas Linen              18 x 24 Inches                     $2,300 Framed

In the ancient walled-fortress of Volterra, Italy, I found this quiet, well-dressed elderly man in a three-piece suit patiently waiting on a stone bench outside an old stone building. He is gazing in their direction, but is completely unaware of a group of casually-dressed teenagers just around the corner also passing time, busily chatting with each other. I was struck by the juxtaposition of contrasts: the one elderly man vs. the several young teenagers, the formal suit vs. the informal jeans and sneakers, the quiet vs. the talkative, linked together with the common theme of just passing time.