Rosenquist flings himself righto into the physics of the matter, the relativity of time as explored, as utilized, as managed and imposed, as scientifically understood and incorporated into our lives. Then he mixes it up with the more quotidian topics, imagery and technology that have always resonated throughout his oeuvre. He utilizes Einstein's concept of space-time continuum to chart new pictorial ground. It is, in part, from this scientific vantage point that Rosenquist conceives of the questions posed in the Time Blades work. (21)
|The Chains of a Time Piece I. 2007.|
Rosenquist completed the series of brilliantly colored and furiously dynamic works. These paintings demonstrate and explore perceptions of time as theoretical as Einstein’s space-time continuum and as concrete as the ticking of a classroom clock.
Time Blades provides a veritable volley of questions posited by time: how it controls our lives, how it changes based on perspective, whether it is in control of us or we of it. (22)