A COVID Winter (above) invokes innocent children and parents having fun, sledding in the park. And yet, this digital collage addresses the pandemic from early 2021, where the virus, although invisible, is never out of sight. Although we are hoping for swifter action in the future, the vaccine roll-out up until now has been slow.
Another aspect of this image is reflected in the silhouetted figures. Some are distinct, and others faded, reminding us of those friends and loved ones we have lost during this crisis.
Shelter in Place
At first, I was just having fun with this image, placing glowing color in and on top of a snowy, hilly scene. Then I realized that this collage also included a single home and its one shed. So, although upbeat, the image reminded me that many of us are still sheltering at home (if we are able.) Our homes have become our offices, schools for our children, recreation centers, and more. In many cases, we can’t travel or shop for fear of catching the virus. Many people have felt a growing sense of isolation.
On the other hand, I am amazed at how inventive people have become about gathering virtually and wonder how many of these new practices will become part of the new normal for the future?