When I had to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to use my business card, which was sized like a postcard. The front showed images of flowers in baskets. This was a piece I did about 30 years ago, where I used china painting over glazed tiles. By recycling the postcards into a new art medium, I used a black permanent marker to intertwine the flower baskets, imagining how I was stuck watching the news blast bad news about the pandemic all day long. It was a cathartic way to deal with my emotions, the politics happening around me, worries about people, and isolation. I created about 130 cards over four months, averaging anywhere from one to four cards each day.

 

Smell of Black Marker