Matter of Time

Matter of Time
3'6" x 2'9"• wool
© 1990 Sheila O'Hara
Matter of Time depicts the 13th Century prophet Nostradamus juggling the symbols of his predictions as he walks a checkered path.  He often refers to Mars, the planet of War, symbolised by what we have come to know as the symbol for man. Various religions are represented by the Arab moon, the Christian cross and the Jewish star. He is surrounded by a sphere where the sky is red and the rain clouds are black. Outside the sphere the sky is blue and the clouds are white representing hope for our future.  A broken earth lies on the floor as the painter Magritte looks on.  Where do we go from here? From the collection of Susie & David Hodges.