Facing Time — a literal reference to the passage of time — shows a clock from an 1897 bank building. Though it seems almost anachronistic today, this lighted, analog clock, with its Arts and Crafts period face, may once have been a celebration of industrial achievement, electricity and the light bulb. It is painted along with hints of the bricks and columns of a stately building from the past. A completely empty, strange, and slightly off-kilter road is angled behind the clock to emphasize the difference between a cold, impersonal present, and the humanity, evident through the work of artisans in the city’s past.
This painting was part of the August 2017, True Grit Gallery exhibition, "Post Industrial Impressions."