Skount “Tempus Fugit” : Time Waits for No Person

Spanish Skount in the Netherlands wonders today about the evaporation of time, ever slipping from your fingers.

He says his new mural, of which he has done perhaps a hundred that we know of over the last few years, is inspired by a quote about time by the poet Virgil, “Tempus Fugit”

“Sed fugit interea, irreparavile tempus fugit”

(But time is lost, which never will renew).

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Skount. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 2016. (photo © Skount)

Somehow we have not mastered it, and time continues to wait for no one. “I painted this mural as a reflection of the time that eludes us,” the philosopher street artist tells us. “Living life as a pursuit of distant goals that can sometimes be a burden. Rather than live as a set of present moments, planned in the short term; time flies, time slips away, time is diluted and only leaves us memories in the memory.”

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Skount. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 2016. (photo © Skount)

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Skount. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 2016. (photo © Skount)

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Skount. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 2016. (photo © Skount)

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Skount. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 2016. (photo © Skount)

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