Drawing and Time: “Little Richard’s Almanac”
These drawings represent points along a time lines that include common facts and known histories, science, collections describing our shared world, invented fictions and cultural myths, which compel hope and demonstrate important values. These time lines operate using appropriated laws from science like “The Law of Superposition” which is a way to tell geological time. The older information, which came first in time, is on bottom and the newer more recent information is on top. This reading can also be flipped depending on the temporal position of the drawing’s information. Drawing traditions also lend to deciphering the time lines. Clarity and overlap are used in creating a since of time through distance, detail and sharpness. In the end, the drawings frame a narrative of humanity and demonstrate the information and ideas that are current and accessible to most everyone. The drawings include those things we have in common like origins and final or prime examples, and the ideas, hopes and beliefs we share within myths, religion, science, and our idea of place and self.