Artist's images, musings, and observations
about life in the time of corona

Artist's images, musings, and observations about life in the time of corona

Omicron Edition 2022

ATK Portraits, Bangkok

Betty _Nudge _ATK portraits (1 of 49)
The Khlong Toey slum, south of the expressway and north of the port, is the largest and oldest slum of Bangkok, with up to 1.2 million dwellers. Khlong Toey has...

PseudoSymphonics for Dystopian Times

Stanley-Dystopian 2022
In keeping with the state of the country and the world, I'm encouraging myself to access existential angst. I believe that this new four-part composition has the dystopian ambience I...

Spinning Our Wheels

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Back in March 2020, our world as we know it turned upside down. As we tried to make sense of the fact that we were stuck in the middle of...

We Will Still Be Here

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Though it has been almost two years since the start of the pandemic, the news regarding COVID-19 is especially discouraging these days. Was it only seven months ago, in June...

New Year’s Eve 2021

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This is not what I expected to be posting on New Year's Eve 2021. In fact, I couldn't imagine that I'd be posting anything new on The Pandemic Lens on...

Falling And Failing In Our Dystopian Era

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Stills reeling with the confluence of crises and global polarization and today it came out sounding like … this:

A False Start to a New Beginning

New Beginnings
New Beginnings is a work I painted last December, just as news of vaccine approvals was making headlines. It depicts that celestial moment when daybreak begins but the night sky...

Small Things That Have No Words

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When my father suffered his first heart attack in October, 1979, other farmers from our township brought their combines to our fields. They harvested our soybeans, loaded them onto their...

Delta Means Change

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After getting vaccinated, I had curbed my (maybe unhealthy) fascination with my countys' Department of Health data. And a handful of weeks ago? I had a skip-happy-hand-in-hand-with-the-CDC moment when I...

Waters of Life

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Among Judaism’s most ancient traditions is mikveh—the ritual bath. Contrary to popular misconception, ritual immersion is not about “cleansing” oneself from impurity. Rather, it is a ritual of transition, a...