This new art is inspired by Nina Simone’s assertion that “an artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” I’m reflecting on the isolation that is a very necessary part of ending the pandemic.
The pandemic, the isolation, and the walking I’ve been doing transformed my vision into something very emotionally involving. The new series of images are inspired by sheltering in place and the pandemic isolation world. There are shadows on paths, some of them on sidewalks, some of them somewhere more complex. They share a kind of abstract beauty that is reflective of the isolation and the beauty of a moment. The first group of images I did is here.
These are images I finished in the last two weeks. These were taken on walks in my neighborhood masked, and needing to be much too aware of other people.