Second vaccine shot & feeling bit muddled

As I recently announced, I have had my second COVID vaccine shot. By the end of the first day, I knew that I had a been poked in my arm, but I was feeling fine. Day two, perhaps not so much, especially by the end of the day, when I stated feeling a little bit achy and tired. In fact by 7:30 in the evening, I was ready for bed. Now that could also be attributed to daylight savings time Saturday night while leaping ahead, we lost an hour, compounded by an early alarm so that I could prepare for the workshop session later that morning. But I suspect that since I had the Moderna vaccine, I might have been reacting to both the effects of the vaccine as well as to the PEG (PolyEthylene Glycol) uses as a excipient to ensure higher temperature storage stability conditions.

Not uncommon for individuals to have a PEG reaction, so PEG is one of those necessary evils that are incorporated into a drug formulation that provides great benefits with a slight drawback. Note, most drug manufactures which incorporate PEG to get their drug into the market place, usually have another product development program in place to have a formulation without PEG, it’s just that a non-PEG version can take a really long time to fine tune these formulations.

So even after 12 hours of sleep last night, I am still feeling a bit wonky and brain is a little muddled today. Just not feeling sharp and perky, thus the image included might be an equivalent visualization of what I feel is going on.

This abstract image is another variation that results from my COVID series investing Quantum Mechanics. I am just not sure what to title this image or how to sub-categorize this and a bunch of others like it. What is not evident are the visual artifacts that are in my Quantum Element series. So a little bit of a conceptual puzzle for me to work out. Meanwhile, I do find the image to be very intriguing, mysterious and a wonderful antidote to my concern about creating Hard Edge Abstractions.

Cheers!

Doug

Featured artwork, #093816 (December 07, 2020)

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Exhibition

Ending March 20th 2021; Photographs’s Eye gallery, Escondido, CA, a solo exhibition of my Memory Pods series (lens-based photography).

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