This is my second in a series of self-affirming posters that I have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to my first word+photo diptych Awareness, this photograph was created using expired 120 film, and was made during the development of my Gardening For Ordnance project in 2018.

I am spending probably a little much time wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic is going to pan out. Regretfully America is really behind the COVID-19 infection curve due to inept and lacking leadership from its White House government. sigh.

I am stating an obvious question in this diptych, but without providing an answer, and this seems to reduce my personal anxiety during these days. I was also considering to use this photograph for another diptych and after some back-n-forth, I decided that that the small budding plant in the brown-gray field creates a nice potential metaphor about something developing in a vast sea of uncertainty.

Also a wonderful distraction to work on this diptych versus worry about the what-ifs! Creating all of the parts to assemble the diptych does require a little bit of concentration.

I have downsized the file (original is 24 x 39″) to an acceptable size of 8-1/2 x 11″ at 200 dpi that is easy to send (less than 5 mb) via email if you would like a copy.

Cheers, stay healthy and safe my friends,


Featured artwork above: Wonder copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale

P.S. Now I need to name this project and get it on my website. Suggestions??


Gardening For Ordnance solo on-line exhibition, Fabrik Projects on Artsy.net, March 24th – April 30th, 2020.

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opens March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm. TBD

Update! Medium Photo 2020 Workshop: Developing a Creative Book workshop that I will be leading, is now rescheduled for September 24 – 27th, 2020, a four-day extended weekend workshop in San Diego.

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD


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