March. 28 – May. 26, 2020
This series, aptly named ‘Pandemic’, started exactly 10 days after I was laid off from my ‘day job’, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I think I took the first 10 days to be in denial over what was happening and disbelief that it could actually happen. After the new reality was settling into my mind, I decided that I was going to use this time that I had been ‘given’ to paint full time.
I chose to publicly state that I would paint one piece a day, every day, until all this was over.
Knowing now, that in some ways, it will never be over, I had to come up with a different ‘end’ date, as I had no intention on creating a never-ending series. I went back to my job on May 22, which was #56 in the series, so I decided that #60 would be a nice number to end on.