2020 watercolour and collage 22”h, 15”w
An eruv is an urban area enclosed by a wire or geographic boundary which symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas. Many more people are now familiar with an eruv after watching “Unorthodox”. The eruv in this case, is made of collaged copies of visualizations of the coronavirus, thereby making it the defining element that is keeping us seperated in our dwellings, united by a common threat. Now the public space is transformed into our private spheres.
The chair represents all those who have succumbed to the pandemic. The upholstery is spiked to represent virus outbreak data graphs.
A nod to the political implications of the spread of the virus and how it being mitigated and manipulated is in the upper left corner.