Thursday, May 28, 2020

Covid-19 2020

Anxiety wall -  started in March 2020 when we all were relegated to stay home.  I stay home happily all the time.  When forced to stay home and worry about the unpredictable virus Covid-19, all of a sudden I had a huge amount of Anxiety.  I had a roll of canvas and stapled a piece on the wall and painted in acrylic. Acrylic is not my usual choice of medium,  but I wanted an immediate drying time for quick layers to honestly paint my anxiety.  No expectations except to put down what anxiety feels like to me. There are 7 canvases stapled to the wall on top of each other. In hind sight not the most brilliant idea I've ever had, but was a spontaneous quick response. The after math of stretching comes later.

 This red one is in response to the microscopic look of the virus with that intense spiky red.

We are in May now and 100,000 + people in the US have died from this deadly virus. I am grateful I am no longer in health care, but feel a certain guilt for not being there to care for pregnant women in this time. The state of NM is beginning to open and the gallery will open mid June.  Our world has changed and although my anxiety has calmed down and I am ready to go out into the world.  There is still an air of uncertainty.