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Overcoming Negativity

March 26, 2020

working through uncertain times

As I finished this piece, I realized this work spanned a timeline we all won't soon forget.  When I started this piece, people were just hearing about a strange virus that no one had ever seen before.  Now, just a few months later, I'm working from home, our state has closed down many businesses, people are losing their jobs, 3.5 million unemployment claims filed in a week,  grocery stores with isle after isle completely empty, and I'm seeing this new piece take on a completely different message.  

I feel that artists have a unique responsibility to represent the world in real time.  I don't know if I can do justice to paint the "new reality" COVID-19 has caused.  

Courage, staying positive, keeping healthy and strong, and refusing to surrender has been my personal life strategy,  I hope this piece will help others focus on their personal strength and resilience.