Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Marking 2103 Lives Lost: A Covid Visual Memorial painting is home

My painting from the exhibit "Remembering Together: Marking Lives COVID-19" at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, MA has returned home along with the book. 

I did not have an opportunity to go visit the show so I am especially excited to have the book!

My contribution was my mixed media painting "Marking 2103 Lives Lost: A Covid Visual Memorial" which measures 11.25" x 12.5" and was created in 2020.

Marking Lives COVID-19 is a community art project conceived by Concord-based artist Elizabeth Awalt to commemorate the American lives lost to COVID. This exhibition was a realization of the collaborative social media project. Artists were invited to make at least 1,000 “marks” on any surface in any medium, and then post a public photo of the work using the hashtag #markinglivescovid19. Inspired by projects like the AIDS Memorial Quilt, Awalt collected “marks” representing lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States.