On reflecting on time…. Time takes many forms and has been written about endlessly by poets, philosophers, scientists, psychoanalysts, existentialists and religious people. Einstein stated ‘The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.’ Physical time is more fundamental than psychological time for helping us understand our shared experiences in the world, but psychological time is vitally important for understanding many mental experiences, as is biological time for understanding biological phenomena. We have clocks inside us. There are regular heart beats, repeated breathing, sleeping and waking, and so forth. We have repetitive, predictable, cyclic processes within our body, but these clocks are of course not as accurate for tracking physical time as an external clock such as a pendulum. We "feel time passing" by noticing changes. A main reason why we believe time exists is that we notice, for example, a leaf falling from a tree and changing its location. Change indicates the presence of time. If we close our eyes, we still can encounter time just by imagining a leaf falling. What these encounters with time have in common is that we are having more experiences and accumulating more memories of those experiences. Psychological time's rate of passage is a fascinating phenomenon to study. At the end of viewing an engrossing television program, we often think, “Where did the time go? It sped by.” When we are hungry in the afternoon and have to wait until the end of the work day before we can go to dinner, we think, “Why is everything taking so long?” ( IEP 1985) The Canvas – Time Goes Will speak to each of us in different ways, depending on our subjective experience, culture, social context and frame of reference. The intention of the piece is to stir something in the viewer. Time goes, some will say time, on our mobiles, takes away time, is futile time, is meaningless time, isolated time.... Others will argue a time to connect, time to belong, time to relax, productive time, time alone… We could argue that mobile phones have bought more connectedness through social media etc and at the same time moved us away from ‘being in the moment’ connecting and being truly in relationship with each other. Experiencing the other, in relationship with their mobile, ‘in front of their face’, as depicted in the canvas, certainly must have an impact on how we relate to each-other in the world.