Quarantine

            
 
             Afraid to cross enemy lines, I refused photo missions while the Coronavirus War waged outdoors. In the sanctity of my own home, I was horrified to discover spiked coronaviruses contaminating my existing abstract photographs. In my "Quarantine" series, universally relatable, monochrome abstracts represent the human body and air. Among other things, we see:
  • Opportunistic transmission
  • Insidious invasion
  • Covert replication
  • Quarantined prisoners of war
  • Heroic counterattacks

             Coronavirus Image from the CDC

Coronavirus Image from the CDC
            
 
 
 
 
 
             Colonists (was Controlled Spin before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Colonists (was Controlled Spin before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
            
 
 
            

Colonists


(was Controlled Spin (2019) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 37" x 16"

The COVID-19 coronaviruses are so alien that they could be colonists from the rings of Saturn.
            
            






            
             Patient Zero (was Pinched before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Patient Zero (was Pinched before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
            
 
 
            

Patient Zero


(was Pinched (2018) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

The uninfected abstract was curious and detected no threat from the tiny coronavirus. Compare with Confrontation.
            
            






            
             Invasion (was Time Tunnel before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Invasion (was Time Tunnel before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
            
 
 
            

Invasion


(was Time Tunnel (2019) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

Before infection, Time Tunnel was an architectural aspect of a food vendor's decorative awning. Renamed Invasion after infection, the image represents inhalation of three coronaviruses into our nasal passages, mouths or throats. These are common entryways for coronavirus infections. The diminishing perspective of the concentric rings and the graduated sizes of the spherical viruses give the image depth; they make it appear that the invaders are penetrating the passageway. I created Invasion to consider mucus membranes. Did you wash your hands thoroughly before rubbing your nose? Did you use sanitizer before biting your fingernail?
            
            






            
  Propulsion (was Pinwheel before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Propulsion (was Pinwheel before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
 
 
 
            

Propulsion


(was Pinwheel (Jan 2020) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 16" x 16"

Coronaviruses could ride fan blades as distribution systems.
            
            






            
             Airborne (was Curved Armor before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
  Airborne (was Curved Armor before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
 
 
 
            

Airborne


(was Curved Armor (2019) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 11" x 16"

Before infection, Curved Armor was an architectural aspect in a playful puppet museum. Renamed Airborne after infection, the image shows airborne coronaviruses. In the military, airborne forces are paratroopers. Spiked coronaviruses look like parachutes at various altitudes. These spheres descend past the ineffectual armor of visually harmonious curvilinear shapes. I created Airborne to consider insecurity about air quality. Did your friend sneeze without a mask? Is that restaurant fan blowing viruses at you? Are viruses suspended in the air? Is there a defense against aerial warfare?
            
            






            
  Replication (was Fallopian Tubes before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Replication (was Fallopian Tubes before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
 
 
 
            

Replication


(was Fallopian Tubes (2019) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

Before infection, Fallopian Tubes was an aspect of a puzzle lamp. Renamed Replication after infection, the image represents human organs under assault. Clinicians know that COVID-19 may affect the lungs, heart, brain and testes. Who knows if fallopian tubes will receive sperm or germ? To multiply, viruses use replication, not reproduction. After infiltrating a host, replicating coronaviruses are ready to attack human organs. The spiked spheres are visually harmonious to the rounded forms. I created Replication to consider organ health. Do air hunger, chest pains, diarrhea or confusion indicate viruses running amok inside you? Should you undergo COVID-19 testing?
            
            






            
  Cough (was Tears of a Clown before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Cough (was Tears of a Clown before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
 
 
 
            

Cough


(was Tears of a Clown (Jan 2020) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

When infected people cough, they spray viruses. The pareidolia face (visible if you turn your head a bit to the left) is coughing coronaviruses at us.
            
            






            
  Lock Down (was Land Mines before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Lock Down (was Land Mines before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
 
 
 
            

Lock Down


(was Land Mines (2017) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

Before infection, Land Mines was an aspect of a shopping cart. Renamed Lock Down after infection, the image shows how fear of COVID-19 infection creates a wall of isolation and quarantine. Cities, states, and even countries have experienced  pandemic-related lock downs. The regimented formation of spheres imprisons the visually harmonious oval pattern. The one errant virus is the opening humanity needs to defeat these microbes. I created Lock Down to consider confinement. In the war against COVID-19, are quarantined and locked-down people prisoners of war? Cowards? Martyrs? Heroes? Fools? Does touch deficit erode humanity? Stunt childhood development?
            
            






            
  Confrontation (was Sails before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Confrontation (was Sails before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
 
 
 
            

Confrontation


(was Sails (2018) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

At this point in the story, the uninfected abstract recognizes the enormous threat from the huge/ominous coronavirus. Compare with Patient Zero.
            
            






            
             Counterattack (was Bombs Bursting in Air before infection)

Red Menace Version (with red coronaviruses)
             Counterattack (was Bombs Bursting in Air before infection)

Silver Specter Version (with silver coronaviruses)
            
 
 
            

Counterattack


(was Bombs Bursting in Air (2017) before Apr 2020 infection)
Post-Processed Digital Image: Aluminum Print, 24" x 16"

Before infection, Bombs Bursting in Air was a fireworks display. Renamed Counterattack after infection, the image represents scientific countermeasures against the coronavirus. Disinfectant sprays break down the virus's protective envelope. Vaccine-enhanced immune systems have trained white blood cells that defend against the coronavirus. These two approaches appear as incoming virus-seeking bombs, weapons of viral destruction. The brightness, quantity, and larger size of the arced strikes give hope for victory over the visually harmonious spherical enemy in retreat. I created Counterattack to consider COVID-19 vaccines. Will there be side effects? Will the un-vaccinated be stigmatized? Will the old normal return?
            
 
 
 

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