Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Flattening the Curve, Day 49

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And The World Won't End - It Will Just Change Its Name
Hello friends. Today is my forty-ninth day of mandatory leave from my government job due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and I'm continuing on my 'stay home and create' journey.

I decided to shake things up for myself with this collage and used a couple of images from more current publications, rather than all vintage sources. The large yellow poppy is from one of my vintage garden books but the background is from a fairly recent issue of National Geographic. I don't remember where I found musician David Byrne (a new-ish Smithsonian, maybe), but I snipped him from whatever it was quite a long time ago. I have a file folder of images of famous people which I have not done anything with, until now.

It seems appropriate, given the current pandemic, to start thinking of some ways to make artistic statements about the situation. As I was looking through the aforementioned file folders, I thought David Byrne probably has something suitable to say about the world. The title I chose for this piece, And The World Won't End - It Will Just Change Its Name, is a line from Doing The Right Thing, on his American Utopia release, published in 2018.

Indeed, according to an article in The ARTery, Byrne said of his theatrical production of the album "It's meant to be visceral living proof that alternatives are possible. A constructive way to respond to what's going on in the world, rather than just yelling and screaming."

There is a lot of talk about how the world will change once the pandemic subsides. Let's work towards change that is for the betterment of humankind and hope that the new name for our world reflects peace, love and kindness.

Thank you for looking and I hope you are having a peaceful evening.


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