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Egg tempera on gesso panel, 19 x 30

In this painting I was thinking about notions dealing with our perception of the passage of time, especially the years when we pass from childhood to young adulthood as best I could remember. I recall at that age that the divisions between days were more concrete as though we flipped off the "living" switch overnight, and turned it back on when the sun rose again. My niece and her kitten posed for this work. It was the largest egg tempera piece I had done to date and gave me an arena in which I could push the medium further than before, taking full advantage of egg tempera's ability to render both opaque and translucent matter.