Acrylic on raw unstretched canvas, grommets, 79 x 72 in, 2021

These paintings were all made during the pandemic isolation of 2021. The small symmetrical and circular drawings I'd been making began to appear as desperate faces with wild eyes. I decided to make them large, like giant emojis, to express my uncertainty, fear, and anger, as I followed the news of deaths, essential workers, Black Lives Matter, Me Too and immigrants losing children at the border. It was a time to wear my heart on my sleeve.

All fifteen paintings were shown in my solo show, "My Pleasure", at Opalka Gallery, Russell Sage College, Albany, NY, 2022.