In the beginning of the class, I struggled a bit with how the passage of time, one of the formal elements, can be portrayed. I chose this topic as my theme in order to learn more about it and the variety of ways it can be demonstrated. In doing the research about this theme, I have gained a better understanding of the element of time. The passage of time can clearly be seen in the components of the artwork such as through time of day, old age, light, and numerous other ways throughout the pieces I have chosen for my gallery. People viewing this gallery should pay close attention to the different objects and techniques that various artists with different perspectives have used to show how time passes.