Judy Keogh – An Early Covid Story
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An Early Covid Story, 2020
Acrylic, monotype, collage, solvent transfer for text
Size: 20.6 x 25.6 x 2.5 cm
Adrift on the deluge of news and commentary in the first weeks of pandemic restrictions in Australia, making this book pertaining to the experience being lived anchored me.
Raw experiments in acrylic monotype using materials to hand help convey the immediacy of unfolding events. The binding is my own modification to drum leaf binding learned in those weeks via Zoom. Text is rooted in early health authority and government pronouncements.
The children’s book format reinforces the contrast between simple words of authorities and resultant upheaval in people’s lives, and is acknowledgement pandemic stories will echo through generations.