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COVID-19 in Three to Five Words: 09/26/22

COVID-19 in Three to Five Words

COVID-19 in Three to Five Words by April Murphy (2020) was a Kickstartered book that stemmed from an art series that took on new meaning in the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

The series of paintings were inspired by a snippet of conversation the artist heard while out running errands. Not knowing the context, she decided to make her own context and interpretation via her painting. When COVID changed the world, April decided to take these three to five word interpretations and use them as a dialog for the new world we were living in.

April's art typically involves animals and bright colors. This book is dogs and cats doing something related to whatever the phrase is. There are also some wild animals included. For each creative take on the phrase, there's a page of text explaining the COVID context.

For instance, "Flattening the Curve" shows a black dog in profile sitting on a white cat. On the following page, though, there is an explanation of how early on authorities were hopeful that social distancing and masking would help keep the infection rate down enough to keep the virus from spreading.

April currently has a few remaining copies available on her ETSY shop.

Five stars

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