Love in the Time of COVID
I created this by photographing a tin engraving I made in Oaxaca just before COVID hit and a rhinestone brooch I found in my aunt’s old jewelry that bears an uncanny resemblance to the novel coronavirus. Then I used digital magic to combine the images. Yes, love can survive COVID, even as the roots continue to entwine while the virus swirls around their trees.
Living a normal life from March 2020 through today has been difficult for everyone. However, as an artist, I discovered inspiration in the pandemic even as I was forced to change everything I did. These images came about from what I experienced and thoughts that arose. I am deeply grateful for the ongoing urge to record what I see and create art to communicate it to others, even in the time of COVID.