Wow, what a week.
This entire week was pretty topsy-turvey with the 2020 American elections and on Tuesday is was a toss-up as the voting counting for the day came to an end, but some good omens were becoming evident. Likewise Wednesday, Thursday into Friday, Biden & Harris were making strong gains and then on Saturday (also my birthday), Pennsylvania and Nevada were deemed Biden & Harris wins, thus Biden became the President-elect. Thank goodness. Not sure that I could stand another four year of the Trump craziness as this sociopath continued his dictatorship drive to become the first King of America.
What a relief. I now find myself thinking about my artist projects again, as the creative juices are resurging back. Especially the organic abstractions like the one above that I began with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week I channelled some of my nervous energy into developing another book-dummy using the artwork from my earlier Roadside Remembrance series. More about that very soon.
Okay, I also admit that the organic abstract artwork above may not look like a picture of ‘normalcy’ but there are some elements that resonate with me in that regard. Such as how it represents the chaos of the moment with darkness moving into lightness.
Nevertheless, I feel like a tremendous emotional weight has come off my shoulders and I slept pretty well last night. Also waking up not feeling stressed was really nice. I know that the WH sociopath will still be in office for almost three months and has a ton of lawsuits he wants to do, including suing every person in the state of Michigan that voted for Biden. Likewise the 70+ million who voted for this sociopath will raise a stink for him while he is in office and probably afterwards as well. That I can accept as part of our political differences, but not at the expense of losing our democracy.
I, like many others, now have a sense of renewed hope.
Cheers & stay safe,
January 16th – February 13th 2021; Photographs’s Eye gallery, Escondido, CA, a two-person exhibition that will feature my Memory Pods series (lens-based photography) in conjunction with the photographer Louise Russell. Exhibition reception is January 16th, 3:00 – 7:00 pm with reservations required to maintain social distancing.
Featured artwork, above; LSTa7714-4 (Quantum Elements) copyright 2020