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

Hope Springs Eternal

C. J. Lori_Spring is in the Air_oil on canvas_24 x 30_2020
It was a curious juxtaposition. It was late April, the height of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Boston area where I live. The news was dreadful daily, increasing numbers of...

My Kind of Isolation

The lockdown has been especially hard for me.  A motion designer, I was easily able to transition to working from home and sharing work via the cloud. But part of...

Invisible Spreading: Virus and Art

Prat_Adriana_Invisible spreading
In an earlier post (Waiting for This to End: My “Pandemic days” Project), I mentioned how at the beginning of the pandemic creating new art felt superfluous and I was...

Pandemic Trickle Down Economy

At this time of the year, Harvard Square is typically teeming with people moving en masse, which benefits street musicians like Peter Pobodry. A fixture in the Square, Peter is...


Isolation II, oil & cold wax on wood, 28x22
It was mid March and the concern that the world would face a serious pandemic had turned from “a possibility” into an undeniable “reality.” My trip to Ireland for an...

American Dream. . .or Pandemic Nightmare?

After over 20 years of ownership changes, construction delays, and financial and legal challenges, the American Dream Mall was slated to open, finally, in March 2020, but then was forced...

Universal Connection

F228 Jericho 42 x 33
Bill Oakes, my late husband, would have had a lot to say about the pandemic and the role of artists in helping people to process what COVID 19 has wrought...

Dinner is Served

I couldn’t resist substituting a mask for my napkin at a recent dinner get together with two if our neighbors in the “Driveway Bistro” (a parking space replete with designer...

Brother Pine

In late March, I went for a long walk at the Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. Throughout the winter, I had found myself particularly focused on the only...

The Stories of the Great Flu of 2019

We must use the lessons of history to save us. We must use them in practical terms and in artistic terms. Although it seems now that much of the leadership...