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

We Will Still Be Here

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

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


My "Moongazer"" series portrays ancient legends that describe the power of the moon to radiate magic spells and cause people to oscillate crazily between sanity and lunacy. How appropriate for...

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

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

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

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...


Was it only a year ago that life as we knew it, came to a swift and unexpected halt as, what was then, a strange new virus, Covid-19, was moving...

What now?

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It’s like closing the door behind us and entering a familiar place we have not visited in a while. We know what we should do, how we should act, but...