When I took the reference photo for this piece in 2020 in the middle of the COVID crisis as part of an assignment for an online photography class, I immediately thought of the line from Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller; “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future”
The passing of time has always seemed fluid, but during the crisis that sense was intensified. There were days when I felt stuck in an eddy and others when I felt I was racing through river rapids. And then there were the moments where it felt as if time had stopped. This piece best represents the sudden stop as the brakes were slammed.
The original photo was in landscape orientation. I used a photo editor to rotate the clock face so that I could change the orientation. I made a few other changes in Photoshop and Illustrator before sending the image off to be printed on fabric.
I found my previous adventure in whole cloth quilting a printed panel less than satisfying, so I decided to appliqué fabric onto parts of the cloth and leave other areas as printed.
Slippin’ Into the Future 24" x 32" (61cm x 81cm) Sidnee Snell - Portland Oregon USA
And because time kept slippin' into the future, I'm still quilting. I'll update this space when it's finished.