Spiraling: Life in a Pandemic

By Tonya Brami | February 11, 2021

So many thoughts and emotions around COVID-19.  I had to paint it out—this emotional tempest in my mind. Our lives literally spiraling out of our control, our privileged lives restricted.


Spiraling, acrylic and collage on canvas; 36”x36”


The spiral, bottom left, literally 2020 spiraling out of control.

Collaged fragments of topographic maps from places we didn’t travel.

A stylized COVID virus and microscopic diatom, upper left, advances in medical science.

Mandarin character for hope, mid left.

The tree of victory, bottom right, the “light at the end of the tunnel”


Copyright © 2021 Tonya Brami
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  1. Barbara Younger on February 14, 2021 at 6:21 am

    I felt a sense if hope in your painting before I even read the description. Lovely!

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