On Time Off Time (En Tiempo Libre)

On Time Off Time (1948) by Dorothea Margaret Tanning. She was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism. Wikipedia

On Time Off Time: A sense of menace pervades this work, in which a wooden structure that resembles the foundation of a house is set in a barren landscape, flanked by flames and billowing smoke. A shadow looms across the ground, cast by an unknown source, while, in the distance, a hovering sunflower—considered “the most aggressive of flowers” by the artist—creates its own black shadow.

On View at the Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, 517 (The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Galleries)

On Time Off Time (En tiempo libre) (1948) de Dorothea Margaret Tanning. Fue pintora, grabadora, escultora, escritora y poeta estadounidense. Sus primeros trabajos estuvieron influenciados por el surrealismo. Wikipedia

On Time Off Time: una sensación de amenaza invade este trabajo, en el que una estructura de madera que se asemeja a los cimientos de una casa se encuentra en un paisaje árido, flanqueado por llamas y humo. Una sombra se cierne sobre el suelo, proyectada por una fuente desconocida, mientras que, en la distancia, un girasol flotante, considerado “la más agresiva de las flores” por el artista, crea su propia sombra negra.

En exhibición en el Museo de Arte Moderno, Piso 5, 517 (Galerías Alfred H. Barr, Jr.)

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I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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