Babel 3: Timechasers

2014 Charcoal, watercolor, and pastel on board 16x20

Charcoal, watercolor, and pastel on board

This is another addition to the Babel series, because so much can be interpreted out of this concept.  This one is about man’s insatiable endeavor to live as long as possible on Earth, knowing when they die they cannot take their worldly possessions with them into the afterlife.  Now it’s human nature to want to live and keep their accumulated wealth and power.  But they can never hope to escape the inevitable, that we will one day die and become dust.

But that doesn’t stop them from tryin.  Whether it’s the miracle pill or foods that possess the so-called “fountain of youth”, or pushing your body over the limit to keep them strong and healthy, or literally sacrificing a body part in exchange for more years to your lifespan. Such effort they put into adding more years to their lives that they neglect to appreciate life as it is. What’s the point of living long if you don’t know how to enjoy it? Jesus said, “I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly.” There is no denying it, we live, and we die. There is no telling when our lives may end, nobody can predict it. So with that in mind, we need to learn to enjoy the life we have and live it to the fullest, for yourself, and for others.

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