future of COVID Meditation

The thing about the future of COVID is you sort of know how it’s going to play out, right? Like, you know that we’re going to get the vaccine first. And there’s going to be countries that go years without it. And there’s nothing that you personally can do. So you know, do what you can, but don’t let it overtake your thoughts. But I think that the way that everything happened with COVID, and like how everyone handled it, it’s definitely knowledge that can be applied on a broader term to just sort of everything that’s been happening with the world. And this piece was sort of meant to illustrate my feelings about like how that might play out, because I’m not sure where we’re going from here, I don’t know if anyone is. This piece sort of doubles as both hope and sort of that sense of calm that you get after sort of, I guess, the dust is finally settled, and everything’s over, and sort of nature’s coming back and reclaiming. Sometimes I’m hopeful. Sometimes I really think that there’s like a possibility that things can get better. And I, I’m, I’ll do whatever I can, you know, it’s sort of a drive, for the most part, like to change things to make things better. I do think that that eventually, like the planet will heal, sort of, with or without us. That’s why there’s no real life, other than that vegetation, I may or may not know where the future is headed, but I have a better idea of where it might go and what I could do to, to help it. You pay attention to things more. And I definitely feel more perceptive to change and how people act in general. I definitely helped me like, unravel my thoughts, I guess, I didn’t really know how to articulate them. I really wanted to sort of use perspective, like effectively, and sort of emotionally, because I’ve been really focused in on that as of late in my art. So I wanted to sort of use that in this to get the emotions better across and let’s sort of like that’s what I used in the the second piece, where the bed is just elevated, so you can’t see what’s on top of it. It’s sort of your your down looking up, like you’re very small and all of it. The supermarket angle, I wanted it to almost feel like you’re you’re just you’re standing in the supermarket waiting for something to happen, that sort of anticipation. It’s definitely more exaggerated perspective. But that’s sort of to heighten that sense of like, incoming danger. And then the hallway I will I used one point perspective, because it’s a it really it just goes on forever, right? Like, you know, you don’t know what’s going to happen in the future because it’s infinite. So I wanted to sort of convey that and I figured, you know, like an infinitely expanding hallway probably fits that message pretty well.

– Mark Poelzer

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