Soldiering On

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During a recent photo walk, I saw a face-shielded woman and was intrigued by her personal PPE—her semi floppy headgear was different from the rigid shields I've been seeing in...

PL Recommends: Week 2

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This week’s lineup  includes an article on pandemic art created by one publication’s readers (some quite impressive)…a look at how  British sculptor Sir Antony Gormly and the infamous Bansky are...

UnMasked

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In the beginning of the quarantine, I used my fiber skills in the way I thought most helpful while also keeping me a bit saner.  It didn't hurt that my...

Los Angeles Pandemic Life

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Los Angeles has experienced a vivid shift in daily life since the beginning of the pandemic. Bars and restaurants are operating at limited capacity, small businesses are shuttering, and social...

Stress and Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19

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Look around.  The signs are everywhere—lives lost and transformed in the year of the pandemic. One doesn’t need to be a psychologist to see the widespread effects of COVID-19 on...

Shelters

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On March 18, 2020, I went to my studio at Waltham Mills in Waltham, Massachusetts, and brought home boxes of art supplies, paint, and my small loom to hunker down...

A Road Not Taken

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So many roads were not taken in 2020. So many opportunities were squandered. There was the road where someone in the administration actually read the federal government’s 2016 Pandemic Playbook....

Suburban Decay

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It’s just a matter of time. These images, which I began taking in the late summer of 2020, were certainly inspired by the global Covid-19 pandemic. So many restaurants and...

“We Hold These Truths”

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Jay Samit, innovator, artist, author, and internationally-acclaimed public speaker, usually spends a lot of time on airplanes and in hotel rooms, but the pandemic has restricted him to his home...

PL Recommends #1

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In this new Pandemic Lens feature we present articles, essays, opinions, and commentaries about art created during quarantine. As interpreters of the societal mores, cultural events and moods of the...