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

Just One Word: Plastics

We’re all getting used to paying for just about everything with plastic these days and transacting with people behind plexiglass “sneeze guards.” (I've used a total of $7 in cash...

Signs of the Times, Collages 1-3

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When the business lockdown started, I started taking pictures of signs on the inside of doors and windows of shops in the North Cambridge and Somerville, MA area. Some stores...

Walk-By 21

I used to take a lot of photos of people passing by the "$39.99 Walk-In" sign in the window of the message therapy practice near my house. The bold stark...

Going Dental in the Pandemic Age

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A couple of months ago, the idea of going to the dentist was inconceivable. A talk with Dr. Chang, a prosthodontist and faculty member at Harvard University’s School of Dental...

The New Gallery Norm

As we inch towards some vague semblance of normality, a number of art galleries in the Boston area are cautiously opening by appointment and with the standard safety measures in...

Summer in the City

The summer of 2020 will live in our collective memory for decades to come. A global pandemic becoming more deadly by the day, a country beginning its reckoning with centuries...

Who IS That Masked Woman?

No, she's not a mannequin. I saw her strolling down Mass Ave a few blocks from my house in North Cambridge. I was intrigued by the mystery and anonymity afforded...

Closed Until Further Notice

Horizontal color photograph of a worker with face mask preparing the meats in the window of a restaurant and takeout during the coronavirus pandemic in Chinatown. Boston, MA
As I venture out to explore what Boston looks like under the coronavirus pandemic, the city was locked-down pretty tight with a few exceptions. Most of the people I pass...

In the Time of Corona: The Gossamer Veil

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Two days after the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Washington state on January 21, 2020, my husband of 25 years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away...

New Look for Waitstaff

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During a recent Mass Ave walk, I noticed that the highly-rated @chalawanboston was opened for outside dining. It's good to see proprietors doing whatever they can to make people feel comfortable...