Always Time by Ben Bauman is a process oriented meditation on gravity and grief, assembling a series of observational sketches executed during a week-long drawing binge. From October 2021 to October 2022, Bauman experienced the loss of a succession of close family members and friends. Seeking peace in the wake of death, Bauman turned to drawing as a ritual of revelation and restoration. Drawn and printed in the first 2 weeks of October 2022, this volume traces an encounter between a barrage of charcoal marks and the organic substructure of our entropic chariots-namely the human skull.  Charcoal and paper are embraced as totems of death and rebirth.  

Ambidextrous, expressionistic lines lay scattered as the debris of a shocked psyche. Existential terror and personal sorrow gaze out from the turning page as they are gradually absorbed by acceptance and humor. Is it always time?

Always Time
by Ben Bauman
Risograph printed
20 pages
27 cm x 20 cm 

Edition of 100