A visit to Greenwich Park one sunny afternoon made me think about the concept of time. What shapes time? Who is in charge of time? When you think about it, aren't we all constantly waiting for something, do we accept this or forever waiting turns out to be too long for some of us?
There are many artists who dedicated their entire careers creating art based on timing, considering and trying to define it through their artworks. I see time in sculptures. Especially figurative sculpture. To me, those are people captured in one particular moment of their lives, "freezed" for a second, taken away from their own time zone or waiting line. I can't help but wonder, what moment of life were they captured in, what preoccupied them, what were they running for or from?
"Michelangelo, Rodin, and Bernini really captured something beyond the materials, something beyond the artificiality. They created a portrait of something that had the capacity to move you in some ways, the way another human being can move you...", writes Peruvian-born sculptor Emil Alzamora, 38. Raised in Florida and currently based in New York, Alzamora's exaggerated and distorted human forms reveal their emotional and physical situation, they tell us a story. They also wait, and they choose to wait forever, guarding the time.
And as for me, I was just checking my watch, ironically, waiting for the train to finally arrive and take me back home to South West London.