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In the midst of the Coronovirus Covid-19 Pandemic, I have come to realize that the People in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that I have been painting since 2011 are ubiquitous with each ensuing crisis. Little did I realize in 2011 that the shortage of PPE will be a crisis, itself ! Each crisis since 2011 have included a natural catastrophe made worse by human beings, inept governments ,the attempt to minimize the problem by Governments and the resort to measures that are there not to address the problem, but to avoid responsibility, blame others and/or to sweep failures under the rug.
The source and inspiration of my current paintings is the Post-Industrial World in which technology conspires with natural forces to create mega-disasters and the subsequent responses of human beings ill-prepared to deal with the forces that are unleashed. Although the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis was the initial impetus, subsequent crises have, unfortunately, provided a rich source of subjects for my work.