Through Time” depicts four snap shots in the life of this individual. I wanted to investigate the relationship between our bodies and our understandings of self, both of which grow through time. In some individuals, like the gentleman depicted, there may be some distance between their awareness of the growth of their body and the growth of their world view. This man is increasingly aware of his aging body but has neglected to nurture his self-understanding which, in the last panel, has left him unsatisfied in life; without an understanding of self, he has tracked the furrows of society into a role that has not delivered on its promise of fulfillment to those who “follow the rules.”

Jonathan Kusner, HMS Class of 2021