Quarantine, Art and the Road Ahead.
As I wait for my vaccination eligibility I am reflecting on the past year of “stay home.” When quarantine first dropped I spent months just gaping in horror at each day’s new tally of victims from this invisible killer. I was stunned, caught in a cobra-trance by the TV news. In the 3rd month of quarantine, May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police office, Derek Chauvin, and the US streets erupted with anger. This broke my coma. Unable to get out to march, I stayed in my studio and worked on this painting every day for several weeks.