MY CITY

Life during the CoronaviruS and/or BLACK LIVES MATTER

Martha Russo

Lyons, Colorado (USA)

 

My City

2020

 

Pre-Covid-19, I had made a big petri dish out of clay but had the time to develop it.

 

The nasty virus has given me the focused time and horrible inspiration to truly investigate it, deeply.

 

I started thinking like the virus- what it looks like, how it spreads-stabs the body, and erodes the lungs.  Images of people struck by it were flooding in from the world. I tried to imagine how people felt.  What does that look like?

 

Yellow, sagging lungs drowning and being consumed by a pussy blackish, burble of awfulness.  Just hurts.

 

Making art for me has always been a way to filter and, thus, better understand what is going on around us.  The lockdown has given me precious time to absorb, collect, reflect, and empathize with how it feels.

 

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Martha Russo

My City

2020