We all make a difference in this world, especially at a time like this. One person not following the isolation guidelines can cause a ripple in the world pond. One person affecting others they don’t even know. During lockdown I created a “Pebble in a pond” silkscreen and added one colour a day to the image of the pond.
This is my piece to mark this time in world history, I figure it is better than a t-shirt saying, “I survived quarantine”. T-shirts wear out and marks on the wall like a prisoner are sort of depressing, I wanted to do something permanent that had meaning.
I silkscreened one colour a day for each day of isolation/quarantine/lock down. Some of the lines in the piece are narrower than a pencil line. This has been an extremely difficult piece to make, technically and mentally.
I selected this image of a pond to create, because Covid19 was a pebble thrown into the pond, that is our world. It has caused ripples that cross all countries, generations and social classes. No one is safe from the ripples.I made 12 of these pieces to mark the year that changed everything.
The Pebble in a Pond concept first came to me in grade 9 during an English class lecture about how characters in a novel affect each other through their actions. At the time, I drew a little sketch of ripples, and since that time I have doodled that many times. I can still see that first drawing that I made in English class in my head. I have returned to this concept time and again because we all do affect the people around us with our decisions and actions. I thank Mr. Fuller for the lesson that has so positively changed my life and the life of people I don't even know.
A pebble doesn’t know the ripples it leaves on the pond.