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

The Virtual Grandmother

Just you wait, said my friends. Wait until your older kids have kids. You will adore being a grandmother! It’s one of the best times of your life. Well, it...

There Goes the Neighborhood

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I began "Twilight Flight" before the pandemic. It was only the evening sky with a dark wedge across the middle. It sat in my studio for months. On paper, I...

Corona Moments

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As I document the pandemic in my area, I'm heartened when I come across people who are making the best of things and are carrying on with their lives—just with...

Prose and the Pandemic

Inevitably, the topic for me and my students in the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing turned to the effect of life on art – most particularly, the effect...

Waiting for This to End: My “Pandemic days” Project

During my art practice, I ruminate on an emotion brought upon by a personal or global issue -- like my recurrent concern about the climate crisis. When the pandemic took...

The Good, The Bad, and The Coronacoaster

“Where there are humans, you’ll find flies. And Buddhas,” wrote the Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa. The pandemic seems to have sharpened the divide. Here are photographs of men sporting swastikas...

Shelter from the Storm

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Shelter has taken on a whole new meaning in the time of Covid. Stay-at-home orders were, at first, nothing short of terrifying. Never in my lifetime had I faced such...

How Covid Changed My Art Practice

Most of my previous artistic work involved photography, shooting in black and white, usually film, but also digital. In the past, many of my photographic projects involved travel to New...

Chalk Signs

Writing in chalk on the sidewalk is common in my neighborhood these days. The statements are mainly about “masking up.” This one is perhaps the most succinct I’ve seen. [caption...


The pandemic is decimating the airline industry. In addition to Americans having been banned from several countries because of our inadequate response to Covid-19, the airlines themselves have contributed to...