We’re in our eighth week of lockdown, and I’ve reached the point where I’m tired of talking about it. But there’s nothing else to talk about, is there? We’re still all sequestered at home and waiting, which doesn’t give much fodder for conversation.
Some businesses here have closed, and my hairdresser and healthcare practitioner both quit. The shutdown either pushed them over the edge financially or gave them a break to reevaluate and reassess their situations. The landscape is changing, and I’m wondering what it will look like when we emerge.
There’s nothing for me to do but continue on with my art, and creating collages in response to the coronavirus still holds my interest for the time being. This week I created a piece about the changed landscape, and when it was done, I realized that it looked better upside down.
Here’s how I originally created it:
And below it’s shown upside down. When it’s upside down, you don’t latch onto any of the images or words, and it just becomes an abstract piece. Upside down also seems fitting for these times, when our world has been turned on its head.
“The Changed Landscape,” 20 x 16 inches, mixed media on canvas panel
Here are two other collages that I created this week. Click on any of the images to see them larger in a browser.
“Easter in Isolation Mandala,” 16 x 20 inches, mixed media on canvas panel
“Light at the End of the Tunnel?,” 20 x 16 inches, mixed media on canvas panel
So what have you been doing? I’ve run out of things to say. Let’s hear your stories! You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,