Pain Containment Pod No. 3: Right Should
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Despair (Uncontained), back
Materials: round reed, crochet cotton, wire, onion bags, fabric remnants, antique lace, unryu paper, acrylic paint, glue, thread
Techniques: twining, 4-rod wale, knotted netting, crochet, sewing, slashing, burning
As of January 15, 2021, there were more than 380,000 Americans dead due to COVID-19.
Amidst despair, there is always hope.
LIES LIES LIES
The number of lies we've been fed by the Trump administration rivals the number of COVID-19 dead.
racial injustice and violence
I can only imagine the despair in the Black community over the deaths of so many of their members by police violence. I am hopeful that change in our "community safety" institutions will come.
I feel despair at the short-sightedness of so many about the impact of climate change. My children feel it.
The increasing size and intensity of wildfires is one of the impacts of climate change.
White supremacy is one of the most disgusting evils of our times.
The unemployment and business failures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have an impact on us all, including the privileged.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg filled me with sadness. An inspiring woman, her loss is incalcuable.
If those who have been unable to speak through voting could be heard, how different our country might have been.
The helplessness I have felt in response to all the challenges of 2020 led to my despair. But expressing my feelings through my work has been healing, and enabled me to act.