“No man goes before his time,
unless the boss leaves early”.
Time and aging is a subject we all grapple with. In this artwork by Detroit artist Scott Hocking, he is showing us how as technology spreads into the future, obsolete objects are left behind. New things are created while past creations decay.
The old relics take on a kind of abstract composition where the old machine parts form an interesting reminding of old Detroit and how the city through time has gone through so many life altering episodes.
In 300 years, Detroit has epitomized transitioning cycles of birth, death and rebirth. It has been interesting to follow this transformation in the 70 years of my lifetime.
I have been spending some time in Florida and the whole time and aging issue has been weighing on my mind. As I see more retirees and elderly people, it can’t help but remind me that time is a limited but very precious resource.