Helen Ward: © Artist

‘The Gateway’ 152 cm x 92 cm

Medium: Oil on Canvas, Thread, Resin and Feathers.

Father time in this painting is three-dimensional, he is made of resin and protrudes from the canvas. His wings are real pheasant feathers. The golden thread of life is also stitched into the image.

The Gateway’

Oil on canvas 152 cm x 92 cm

Resin and Feathers

A figure of innocence curls in the womb, caught at the brink of the ageing process.

Meanwhile Father Time attempts to cut the thread of life, which is held by figures representing the three ages of man.

Oblivious to all the building decays, crumbling as it must with the passing of time.