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

No Joy in Harrison

On a recent photo excursion, I took some shots at an eerily empty professional soccer stadium, the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, home to the New York Red...

Looking Up

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It was July 31 and the highlight of our day, the evening walk. We serendipitously stumbled upon a live chamber music concert by the troupe Mistral in a local park....

Helmet + Mask = The New Headgear

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By now it’s pretty commonplace around Cambridge, Mass., to see people wearing protective headgear and masks on bicycles, scooters, mopeds, and even motorcycles. I’m grateful for their effort and commitment...


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A few weeks after lockdown started I made arrangements to vacation on Plum Island on Cape Ann in Massachusetts for two weeks. It was March; surely by July the lockdown...

Working through Confusion

In March when all was confusion and uncertainty I began hand stitching small six-inch pieces. Stitching by hand is rhythmic, like breathing. The pieces reflected my thoughts and experiences in...

Isolation Blues

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Isolation Blues: keyboard, conch, homemade single-string guitar, Roli Lightpad, rattles. Performed by Headzic, aka John Shapter Headzic · Isolation Blues I am a musician and a performer. When the lockdown...

Mystery Wins

I use Instagram as a rough barometer to show me which of my images of the pandemic appeal the most. Masked faces are the most popular in my feed, but...

The Final Touch

My models for this painting are from a photo I took in the neighborhood, pre-COVID-19. They had been serene and self-assured, moving with certainty, in my unfinished painting from a...

More Corona Moments, Recap

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Just when I think things are starting to look the same, someone interesting finds his or her way into my viewfinder. I'm always on the lookout for interesting masks or...

Lockdown Reboot

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“Randomly select a word from the dictionary and express it in any way you choose” was the card I pulled from my Arty Farty Creativity Prompts Deck. The random word...