The Corona Virus changed my studio practice, opening new avenues of expression. To explore my experience of the pandemic, I began drawing at home & have made a small drawing almost every day for four months. I've done over 70 drawings. I work in pen and pencil, with little color, on graph paper. The grid gives order to my chaotic feelings. Friends have brought my different kinds of graph paper. This support is appreciated.
I was inspired by ink drawings of the deluge by Leonardo, done at the end of his life. When I walk, I photograph storm clouds, flowers as they bloom and wilt and crosswalks with paint cracked and faded. These also became my subjects. As the rate of infections surged, I turned to images of the virus itself with my interpretations of the molecules of infection in all their beauty and terror.
I had printed 20 copies of a small 6" x 8" book and may do another depending on response. The book has 19 images inside and 2 front and back cover, I've done over 70 drawings.