SO MANY QUESTIONS
Art in the time of Coronavirus. Lacking materials, I turn to one of my favorite subjects, old family photos, a window to the past. Working on the computer is engaging for me now in a way that making marks on paper is not. We are all looking for ways to cope and losing ourselves in work is such comfort if we can find it. What fascinates me about family photographs is the before and after. How was the photograph posed? Why was that choice made in that moment in time and who made the decision? And what did we go back to when the shot was taken. I create my own narrative, questioning what the photograph is telling me. These particular photographs add another layer of curiosity for me. Why is everyone so serious? In our current state, I could not help but think about impending doom. What’s so funny? How can we laugh at a time like this? Where to? We can’t go anywhere. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. And who is that? Are they in our pod? Are they vaccinated? So many questions.