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The shape of things to come: Miya Ando exlores time through art

Art is just another tool utilised to explore our relationship with time.

Artist Miya Ando

Time has always fascinated artists (see: the use of skulls to symbolise mortality in old still-life works).

Today, it still inspires painters.

American artist Miya Ando is one of them. The 39-year-old employs the language of nature to create works that explore our relationship with time. She does this by using fading imagery such as clouds and gradations of light. Her aim is to make viewers aware of the present moment and our fleeting place in nature, and to take note of the fact that all things are interconnected. While artists mostly strive to create timeless works, Ando does so while reminding us that everything is temporary – even great art itself