Anna Fine Foer
Collage and watercolor
The initial inspiration for this collage was a scene I saw while driving down MLK Blvd in Baltimore. There are always homeless panhandlers and squeegie boy on the boulevard, in between cars waiting at the stoplight. One day, when coronavirus was new to all of us, my focus was on an empty chair near an intersection. I imagined this chair on the median, emptied by a homeless person who died from the virus and I knew, at that moment, that any art I would make about the virus would include an empty chair to represent all those who have succumbed to the pandemic. In my collage, the chair's upholstery is spiked to represent virus outbreak data graphs.