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In pandemic my friends keep calling & emailing to check on me during “lockdown”; as the most ‘out-every-night’ social woman Seattle they probably assumed I’d go off the deep end. My studio - too often procrastinated - has become a haven of sanity (ok, all that candy I keep out there is also a lure. Yup, I’m doing my part to “Fatten the Curve” as per Fauci)….

Much of my art involves verbiage/puns and assemblage decorating my frames, plus I've always been a fan of classical portraiture (& people in general). The lightbulb moment struck: CORONA obviously means CROWN as well as COVID, so the CORONA QUEENS (all powerful women, another thing the world needs now along with laughs?) series was born.

VICTORIA's rendered in Black and White to echo the era's photographic techniques, I used duochrome iridescent paints for her jewels.The framing represents the "more is more" frou-frou of the late 1800’s.
Victorian England was rampant with diseases, a lack of basic sanitation and the idea of microbiology was brand new (& yet to be accepted). Cholera, Typhoid, Smallpox and Scarlet Fever were amongst the killers of the era.