How do we measure time? Usually in a horizontal, matter of fact way called length.
Example: “I worked on this painting in Sissy’s garden for three hours on Saturday, then another four in my studio yesterday. This painting took me seven hours to complete.”
With art however, time becomes vertical. Duration doesn’t matter much, while direction does. An optimal experience is measured in height.
Example: “Time stands still as a new painting comes to life. Butterflies dance in the air, along with my brush. Bees buzz and birds chirp in happy harmony. The glorious colors of nature sparkle like jewels in the summer sun, rewarding us all.”