Clock Rider

Title: Clock Rider
Date Creation: 1987
Location: 6801 Gaylord Parkway – Interior Texas Sculpture Garden

“Modern human beings are born by the clock and die by the clock. Our existence is directed by the clock as it tells us when we are, not where we are, but sometimes, by consultation, it tells us how we are. The clock of our mind and the clock on the wall do not always agree. In our minds, some hours seem to fly by, whereas others creep slowly, while the hours of the clock are relentlessly stable and undeniable. Yet we simply hang on, knowing that time is a mysterious relativity that, through a mistaken illusion, moves the sun, the moon, the stars and us through a language of temporal moments. Perhaps time has a sense of humor and enjoys playing with us.” - Richard Neidhardt, Artist

About the Artist:

Richard Neidhardt lived and worked in Sherman, Texas. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Tennessee; his M.F.A. in painting from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study painting at Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. He received additional grants for studies in France, Egypt, and Greece. For 20 years he was professor and art department chair for Austin College in Sherman, TX. He served as Professor Emeritus there until shortly before his passing in 2009 at the age of 89. Even with his academic responsibilities, he has been active regionally and nationally in invitational exhibitions. Richard Neidhardt is represented by Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX.