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

Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #4

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Who do you wear a mask for? (Ed. Note: Every Monday, The Pandemic Lens publishes an image from Katherine Taylor’s “Masks of Boston” project. To date, Kathryn has photographed nearly...

Hope Stayed in the Box

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My paintings are my diary. And my diary is part therapy, part meditation, part practice in gratitude. Far less Pollyanna and far more survivalist, this brand of gratitude is simply...

A Tree Still Grows in Brooklyn

SKushner-Brooklyn-Doorway
There are some who ignore the pandemic, as if it’s not really real. And there are those who have gone into hiding, waiting to come outside and play again. But...

PretentiousOKY

ODiaz-NO CORRAN QUE ES PEOR-PretentIousOKY 2020
Pretentious OKY is a project that was born at the beginning of 2020. Since I started it, I have taken it as a form of escape from the reality with...

Life on the Inside

Kim Triedman, Chinatown, Collage on canvas, 14.5" x 11.5", 2020
I am a published poet and novelist. I began working in collage as a way to further indulge my fascination with story. Collage is a kind of visual poetry. It...

Allegiance

R29 Alliegance 18 1/4 x 24 1/4 s 1978
(This post refers to works by my late husband, Bill Oakes, a visionary, educator, and prolific painter.) This is an illustration Bill did for a newspaper.  I named it “Allegiance.” ...

Quarantine: Artists and Writers on Isolation

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On March 22nd, 2020, the day of the shutdown, I left my home in New York City and drove with my daughter to my sister’s house in rural Massachusetts. It...

Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #3

K.Taylor_Tanisha Duchatelier_3538
Who do you wear a mask for? (Ed. Note: Every Monday, The Pandemic Lens publishes an image from Katherine Taylor’s “Masks of Boston” project. To date, Kathryn has photographed nearly...

Turbulence

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“To submerge oneself in hazy, unsettled waters requires humbleness and a strong heart. Currents may drift you away from what you’re looking for, silencing the inner voice that will guide...

CHAOS

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I started this painting on January 6, 2021, a day when the US registered nearly 4,000 Covid-19 deaths and political violence at the US capitol shook the nation. On that...