poetry of time

 

poetry of time - coils of silence, dazzling echo, poised for takeoff, unforgettable chorus, flashes of neon, seemingly overnight, streaking across water, the soft notes

viewing sequence from right to left

 

poetry of time, 1990
Oil on Paper
a set of eight
100 x 480 cm
coll: National Gallery, Singapore
with poem
Time Series  

 

DIARY OF EVENTS

Poetry of time

Inspiration : woke up by stormy weather at 0300 hr and visualized the painting.

poetry of time by Lin Hsin Hsin,the longest oil painting in Singapore,digital media pioneer,digital art,digital art guru,established first virtual museum in the world,1994,time  
Date                                            Events

Sep 16, 1990		painted coils of silence
Sep 19, 1990		painted dazzling echo
Sep 19, 1990		painted poised for takeoff
Sep 19, 1990		painted unforgettable chorus
Sep 20, 1990		painted flashes of neon
Sep 21, 1990		painted seemingly overnight
Sep 22, 1990		painted streaking across water
Sep 23, 1990		painted the soft notes

Frame Data

Teak Wood:

 poetry of time by Lin Hsin Hsin,the longest oil painting in Singapore,digital media pioneer,digital art,digital art guru,established first virtual museum in the world,1994,time

Dimension              :   3.81 x 7.62 x 10.16 cm
Weight                   :   100 Kg
Fabrication             :   Thailand
Mounting board & tape    :   Window mount with 2.54 cm spacer
Dimension             :   100 x 480 cm
Thickness              :   4 ply museum board
pH value                 :   7
Fabrication             :   U.S.A.

Plexiglass XT         :  
Dimension             :   100 x 481 x 0.3 cm
Weight                  :   28 Kg
Fabrication            :   Rohm Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Total Dimension     :
Painting                 :   76 x 452 cm
Frame                   :   100 x 481 x 10.6 cm

 

Plexiglass Data

Commercial name   :   Plexiglass XT
Scientific name       :   PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate)
Manufacturer          :   Rohm Gmbh Chemische Fabrik
Year Invented         :   1933
Method                  :   Extrusion

Mechanical properties  : 
  • Density: 1.19 g/cm3
  • Modules of elasticity E: 3300
Acoustical properties:
  • 2800 <= sound velocity (at room temperature) <= 2700
Thermal properties : specific heat: 1.47 Celsius Elcetrical properties : resistivity: > 10**15 Behaviour towards water: Permeability to water vapour (air): 6.3 x 10**(-16) Optical properties -- refractive index: 1.491

 

Photography Data

poetry of time by Lin Hsin Hsin,special cameras were used to photograph this painting,digital media pioneer,digital art,digital art guru,established first virtual museum in the world,1994,time      poetry of time by Lin Hsin Hsin,special cameras were used to photograph this painting,digital media pioneer,digital art,digital art guru,established first virtual museum in the world,1994,time
Camera                   :   Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xener 1:5, 5/500
Aperture                  :   32
Speed                     :   1/60 sec at 32.6 Fahrenheit
Filter                        :   Center grey/outside white
Balcar Starflashes   :    2400 + 1200 joues
Fujichrome Professional RDP
ASA 100 Din 21
Transparency           :   25.4 x 20.32 cm

 

poetry of time

there were good days
& days like these
bordered by a
softly breaking wane

a moment ago
it was calm
coils of silence
well-balanced...

in just a moment
change is the very fabric
of time
of this dazzling echo

enduring echos
fierce, hostile & sullen
blazing across the night sky
poised for takeoff

with a roar
just on time
unforgettable chorus
savoring the remnants of the night

swirls of pink & orange
flashes of neon
staining the vista of the sky
massive rain swept

seemingly overnight
fog-cloaked sky
riding the tides
darkness settled over the shore

wind & rain dispersed the veil
streaking across water
with a terrible brilliance
like soda in hot spring

with a tender nudge
a quick escape
rewarding vistas
ended with soft notes

as sun inched steadily
paradise of nature
again witnessed
paths to the future...

dedicated to Mr Ulrich Sieler

Lin Hsin Hsin
February 28, 1991
 

 

     Oil on Paper 
     Time Series  

    digital art museum, first virtual museum in the world since 1994