Updated: Jan 10, 2020
There may be no more poetic example for the passage of time than the advance of the seasons. It is a universal reminder of life’s cyclical nature and a reflection on our own impermanence. In that regard Rollins succeeds, but these paintings also serve another purpose. They are a visual marker of a place and time in our community; not as nostalgia but as evidence of what we may lose in a world struggling with dramatic shifts in politics and climate change. As concerns over the environment and civic cohesion continue to grow, Rollins is engaging in an act of quiet advocacy through paint and oil pastel, reminding us that a better pathway exists.