Pandemic Isolation Blues provides an abundance of disjointed patterns and textures that befits those times when our routine was shredded & shrouded in angst. There is no dominant element, so many stimuli of equal weight confront the viewer. It requires some time to completely absorb and then the imagination kicks in. Are those leaves floating down a stream? What about that one spot of bright green? Is there something underneath the layers or does it represent hope for a greener tomorrow in our ocean? I want to engage a viewer’s imagination in the same way that cloud formations used to stimulate mine when I was a child.
The 2020 pandemic tore apart the fabric of our lives and replaced with uncertainty, doubt, confusion and danger. It forced an isolation which led to contemplation for many folks. One positive outcome was the chance to slow down and catch one’s breath (without a ventilator) for the first time in a long while. We realized that the hyper-fast pace of fashion/news/social media/ad nauseum wasn’t healthy. A new appreciation for a slower, deliberate lifestyle emerged– one that many artists and craftspeople, including me, already embraced.