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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

an attribution to its origins


in may june 2020 this drawing caught my eye
we were walking from our condo to visit my motherinlaws a half mile away
as we were walking we came upon this drawing on the driveway of a house

it caught my attention as it seemed to catch the essence of the covid 19 pandemic
i was recovering from what is thought to be covid leaving me with no appetite and a 40+ weight loss a lot of palpitations and shortness of breath
it took me awhile after i was sick to make that trip to my motherinlaws house

this drawing was mentioned in our local online newspaper but i guess it didnt register with me
it was part of the i madonnari street drawings that is done usually at the santa barbara mission sidewalks each memorial day
this year 2020 because of the pandemic it was spread throughout the city at various driveways
to be safer 

we thought it might belong to the owner of the house where the picture was drawn but wasnt sure

i took a picture of it and wrote this blog about it
i used it in all my blogs about covid
it seemed like i said to catch the essence of the covid pandemic
oh my what a black hole it was

here is what the website linked above said about it

Russ Carter finished a large painting on Sunday afternoon. The black-and-white display featured a smaller illustration of the coronavirus, shown with a red color.

The coronavirus is falling into the vortex — the piece is called “Death to COVID.”

russ carter is a local well known artist who did this drawing
it apparently was his wifes idea to put the red covid virus in the drawing
it made the drawing i think

this last week as my wife she was walking to her moms she walked by the house
the artists wife was unloading groceries 
my wife she said you know we loved that covid picture
she told her how i took a picture of it and used it in all my covid blogs

from that meeting we were able to identify for sure who the artist was
i want to give him the attribution he desires for his thoughtful drawing

thank you russ carter for your thoughtful artistry
a lot of my blog readers have seen your drawing and appreciated its meaning

your picture is now faded away from your driveway
much like the covid pandemic has

thanks again

the organicgreen doctor

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