The collar, is now the only part of my Corona Kimono that doesn’t have my stitching on it. Today I did the lapels.
On the left are the seasons, each represented by an image, spring, summer, autumn, winter. Below each image is mask or no mask, the trend for the season. Something that has become almost predictable. Another aspect of the seasons.
I wanted to give the sense that the pandemic isn’t going to end as we may have thought or hoped for when it first began. I feel like the phrase Varients of Concern conveys the idea of the virus always being there in one form or another.
I don’t know what will go on the collar yet. When I thought of putting the names of the varients of Covid, I got a chill at the thought of them being wrapped around my neck if I were ever to wear the kimono.
Perhaps it will be the number of people who have died from the virus.
6 thoughts on “Corona Kimono, Seasons Of The Masks and Variants Of Concern”
I’m so pleased to see closeup photos of the stitching. And can almost feel the fabric in my fingers. What a beautiful chronicle of the pandemic. I personally think it would be wonderful if it goes to a museum, but who am I to suggest what you do with your art.
You continue to amaze me with your very unique fiber arts. You are such an inspiration, even to just let myself try something simple.
That’s a heavy burden around the neck too, the number of people dying. I keep thinking of the word hope.
For sure KJ. I’ll have to think more about it.
It’s really quite special!