We’ re already in the month of May! Hard to believe we have spent nearly 2 months in lockdown, the expectations of self-isolation and submission to newly visible norms of social hygiene and engineering. I have read a lot, like many of you, perhaps way too much– about the ramifications, implications, permutations, of COVID19. Under the new normalcy of this time, governments are best deciding how to dupe their citizens into living with the harsh light of this virus which hypervisibilized the extant inequities among human beings; all the things wrong with our societies that are based on power and profit and the status quo.
For the last couple of weeks, I have been paying more attention to the sights and sounds of spring. It’s the first anniversary of this blog, EartotheGround and my eightieth post, in spite of some huge difficulty concentrating. I want to share some new drawings inspired by the full moon to come, known as the Flower moon. Many thanks to those of you who have followed me for the last year. Please share and help to grow the audience of this blog. I remain committed to a vision of culture that puts people, nature, experience, and expression front and centre, in spite of the inanity that passes for much of mainstream culture on the internet. Culture for profit can only tell the stories of power and submission, and that’s what I find in the guise of mystery series, thrillers and violent action films that have taken over Netflix and replaced a great deal of more humane and human storytelling. In this way, reading is perhaps more nuanced! and looking at static images in a time of hyper mobility, is a little piece of resistance to the televisualization of our collective lives. Thank you for keeping your ears to the ground with me, listening and looking for connection and understanding in spite of novel challenges and the status quo!