In examining my Covid experience, I realized that I felt out of control for a good part of this crisis. However, I did not let it stop my life – I would meet people outdoors, go to restaurants, went on vacation and to the beach, etc. At the same time, I began incorporating spray paint into my work – and fell in love with the street art in Brooklyn – my new home. While all of this was done in a safe manner, it still provided me with a bit of brightness in this otherwise dark period. That brightness is reflected in my playful depiction of “Hovid-19”, AKA my depiction of the Coronavirus. Against a backdrop of Barbie pink, the malevolent virus comes equipped with a giant dick – because he is here to “fuck the world”. He has 19 eyes and all are fixated on his member (like any good man would be), except for the one that is intensely staring you down – a reminder that he is coming to get you. The eyes are deliberately locked in a blank stare – as the virus comes without thought or consideration for its victims. The colors of the eyes represent the flags of the US and Venezuela, because at times during the Pandemic the political state of both those countries seemed to blend…
Acrylic on canvas - 48"x48"