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Love and Loss in the Time of Corona, phase 1 and phase 2

Kym Nicolas's avatar Kym Nicolas

Love and Loss in the Time of Corona, phase 1 and phase 2 "To commemorate an important event or person means to remember them by means of a special action, ceremony, or specially created object." I've created two prayer flags as a memorial. Phase 1 consists of 500,000 dots of white paint on a canvas of black cotton cloth. Each dot represents one person in the United States of America who has lost their life to the Coronavirus. I am currently working on phase 2. It consists of the death count in the USA that is ongoing. I was hoping to create a ledger that visually chronicles the emotional, turbulent and historical movement of the Coronavirus through our society and the enormity of our collective loss on one canvas, but it grew too large to bear for one piece of cotton and so I stopped at the milestone of accounting for the first 500,000 souls. I then started fresh with a new cloth and with hope that phase 2 will not have to hold the weight of another 500,000

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .25 inch
  • Medium: acrylic, cotton
  • Width: 60.5 feet
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 4 feet