Literary sources have long influenced choices of titles for my visual art and this one will be obvious to some folks. It is an allusion to the American author Thomas Wolfe's classic novel, Of Time and the River. The adaptation makes a good fit for the subject of this image because of the history surrounding the Savannah River from its previous use as one of America's busiest locations for the importation of slaves, to its current-day growth into one of strategic importance to America as a whole.
The title is also appropriate because of the classic design of the bridge stretching from the city of Savannah's downtown area to Hutchinson Island across the river.
The composition of this work required fusing mixed media with original photography and several styles of painting, including impressionism, abstract, and cubism. The goal here was to create something which is not defined by or limited to the political controversy over the structure's current official name: The Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge. It is an inspiring aesthetic wonder in its own right and I hoped to pay some manner of tribute to the combinations of engineering, design, and labor that went into its creation during the latter part of the last century.