Connie Quigg - "Social Distancing on the Davidson Mesa" and "First Face Mask Walk on the Mesa - Recovery Art 14"

"Social Distancing on the Davidson Mesa"

Opaque Watercolor

2020

This work captures the openness of the mesa, the feeling of freedom and an escape from isolation. Community members are wearing masks and keeping their distance. It also shows how heavy foot traffic has broadened the trail by about 3 feet on both sides. This is not good for that natural grasses. However, I feel it represents the respect and concern people are showing for others. It represents the fear individuals have for their own safety. It represents honoring the 6 foot distance. Although the painting doesn't specifically show this, the mesa also provides an opportunity for social interaction while keeping your distance. As a frequent walker on the mesa, I have had welcomed safe unexpected conversations with people I know. I also receive give friendly greetings to everyone I pass. The Davidson Mesa is helping me and many others keep their sanity! This work is also Recovery Art 15, at this time I was still walking up to 3 miles with my cane. Now, I have cut back the distance to correct bad habits I have taught myself while trying to learn how to walk again. My goal is to strengthen my muscles, to continue to heal the bone, to listen to my physical therapist and to learn to walk again cane free! Look closely and you can see 6 foot me with my cane!

The coronavirus has me painting almost every day. Painting is my personal therapy and way to cope with changes in my life and to actually learn how I am feeling. Through painting, I discover the feelings I often bury. The spread of the virus is now creating stories mingled with the stories of my personal recovery from a broken leg and my strong desire to be able to walk, ride and hike again.

"First Face Mask Walk on the Mesa - Recovery Art 14"

Opaque Watercolor

2020"First Face Mask Walk on the Mesa" captures myself coping with the pandemic and our governor's order to Stay at Home, social distance and his strong recommendation to wear a face mask. It was a wonderful when my neighbor, Viki, surprised me with a face mask she sewed herself. Wearing this mask not only made me feel safer, but also made me feel like I was showing others I cared about their safety, too. On this walk, it was comforting to see so many others wearing masks. I felt a sense of togetherness, a united front, as we adjusted to the changes brought on by the pandemic.

This painting is also Recovery Art 14 for me. I was in a freak cycling accident in Florida, January 22 and my femoral head exploded. Shortly after returning to my best friend, Michael's Florida home, I started painting the Recovery Art series as therapy and to tell the story of my recovery. Painting was helping me deal with my inability to walk, hike and ride. This work represents being further along in the recovery process and an additional need for painting therapy.....the coronavirus.

Without the pandemic, I know that I would be painting small recovery paintings. However, once returning home, March 3, forty- ones days after my original flight back to Colorado and at the start of recognizing the seriousness of the virus; I decided to finish a visually uplifting colorful sunrise painting. I needed something suggestive of new possibilities and hope. I was just learning to walk with a cane. Finishing the challenging and very active sky in that painting was happening as the Stay At home order was given. Life will never be the same and to me, a sunrise suggests new possibilities and to find at least one thing in everyday that makes you happy. "Sunrise on 129th Street, Colorado Springs" helped me to stay positive. For personal therapy for both my recovery and the pandemic, I have been painting almost nonstop. I know I tend to bury my feelings and painting helps me to confront my feelings. I needed something calming. I started a larger canvas painting from a Florida photo I had taken when parks and hiking trails were still open and life seemed normal. Unusual for me, I started and completed the face mask painting in the midst of working on this larger serene canvas painting. My paintings continue to tell life's new stories. I try to find the positive. I never thought life would ever be like this.

Viral Influence: Collective Conscious Salon Installation
  1. Patricia Aaron - "Solitude"
  2. Sylvie Abecassis - "Quarenteenietown"
  3. Zoa Ace - "Spellbound" and "Mystical Matinee"
  4. Josh Aiman - "Quarantine Companions "
  5. Roy Anneberg - "Pandemonic Rupture"
  6. Alicia Bailey - "Stray Birds Five"
  7. Tina Bailey - "Baglafecht Weaver, Tanzania"
  8. Jane Banzhaf - "The Mask Maker"
  9. Christi Beckmann - "Patchwork Quarantine"
  10. Kaylee Bender - "The Man and His Book"
  11. Clarice Benz - "Skin and Sensory 1"
  12. Brendt Berger - "Corona at Large, a series (1, 7, 9, 15, 18)
  13. PJ Bergin - ""Let Your Mind Wander No. 3," "Let Your Mind Dance No. 4," and "Let Your Mind Wander No. 2"
  14. Jessica Bernstein-Schiano - "Corona Cut No. 26: Are We Flattening the Curve?" "Corona Cut No. 2: Renew" and "Corona Cut No. 204: The ice is bluer on the other side"
  15. Penney Bidwell - "Looming," "Inception," and "Hero"
  16. Stephanie Block - "Human. An experience."
  17. Jennie Boucneau - "How Many Days Have I Been Inside?"
  18. Karen Breunig - "Viral Painting," "Pandemic Painting," "Orbiting," and "Girls at the Pool"
  19. Jovan Brock - "Untitled " and "Black Stamp"
  20. Teresa Brooks - "Tightly Wound" and "Upward"
  21. Richard Buchanan - "Gateway"
  22. Elizabeth Buhr - "Blue Lion" and "Handshake"
  23. Lisa Calzavara - "C19 5-24-2020" and "C19 10-30-2020 "
  24. Judy Campbell - "Lakewood"
  25. John Carlson - "Stay Home #1," "Wash 'em," and "World Tour 2020"
  26. Sandra Jean Ceas - "Shield of Faith"
  27. Taiko Chandler - "Untitled #1"
  28. Tif Choate - "JoJoe"
  29. Anne Clark - "Smoke Corona"
  30. Joyce Coco - "Stay at Home" and "Safer At Home"
  31. Susan Cooper - "Finding My Sea" and "Get out of NYC"
  32. Brian D'Agosta - "Plague 1"
  33. Sandra Dalton - "Everything Comes Back in Style"
  34. Adrienne DeLoe - "Pandemic Self Portraits: Adrienne, Adrienne 2, Ava Truckey, Caige Coulter, and Carole Goodwin"
  35. Adrienne DeLoe - "Pandemic Self Portraits: Caroline Chinakwe, Caroline Lacoma, Ceceli Vanzyl, Chelsea America, and Diana Ammann"
  36. Adrienne DeLoe - "Pandemic Self Portraits: Divine Jinn, Duane Paul, Fabrizio Bagnoli, Fenix Moon, and Jasmine"
  37. Adrienne DeLoe - "Pandemic Self Portraits: Joe Smith, Kasturi Balkrishna, Keirsten Read, Laura Greenway, Lindsay"
  38. Adrienne DeLoe - "Pandemic Self Portraits: Mike Jacobs, Naa Adjeley, Regina Schmidt, Samuel Dunson, and Siyanda"
  39. Adrienne DeLoe - "Pandemic Self Portraits: Tameca L Coleman, Tracey Anderson, Vanessa Fero, Yann Le Crouhennec, and Yeter BeriƟ"
  40. Leah Dennison - "The Everything"
  41. Elizabeth Earhart - "Isolation"
  42. Patricia J Finley - "Cri de Coeur"
  43. David Fodel - "Supply Chain: Vertical Integration"
  44. Jan Fordyce - "Quarantine Blues"
  45. Kay Galvan - "Gaining Familiarity"
  46. Judy Gardner - "Glory Days," "Pomegranates," and "Soleil"
  47. Andrea Gordon - "Doing Better 2"
  48. Linda Graham - "Arrange/Rearrange 2020"
  49. Linda Graham - "Sharp Angles"
  50. Grace Gutierrez - "Adam (2)" and "It's Just Us"
  51. Mandy Hansen - "Doodle Blot 1," "Doodle Blot 5," "Doodle Blot 6," "Doodle Blot 8," "Doodle Blot 9"
  52. Jodie Herrera - "Honor Those"
  53. Austin Howlett - "Missing Pieces"
  54. Sara Howsam - "Pandemic/ Covid Spring"
  55. Ryan Hughes - "Take it off the map "
  56. Julie Jablonski - "Holding On," "8 PM," and "The Little Prince"
  57. Nolan Johnson - "Mania"
  58. Emma Johnstone - "Current Mood"
  59. Ashton Lacy Jones - "Forsaken"
  60. Mike Keene - "Blue Birds of Bear Creek Valley"
  61. Anthony Knight - "Quarantine Trio-Jack & Coke and cable T.V."
  62. Mickey LaFave - "Covid-19"
  63. Leona Lazar - "6'"
  64. Julie Leidel - "See Me"
  65. Gayla Lemke - "Tired of Winning" and "Landscape in the Time of COVID-19: No. 7"
  66. Becky Lenhart - "Isolation"
  67. Daniel Levinson - "Tangled In Time"
  68. Patricia Barry Levy - "SeedSaver#3"
  69. Bonny Lhotka - "Looking OUT"
  70. Amy Lorenz - "Lunar Lilies "
  71. Greg Matheny - "Stage 5 Isolation"
  72. Chuck McCoy - "Catch"
  73. Molly McCrosson - "Vortex to Heaven"
  74. El Meek - "Alex (They/Them)"
  75. Tom Megalis - "Torn Apart" and "Distancing "
  76. Stan Meyer - "Clothes Line Art Show"
  77. Keri Mills - "Shattering Ceilings"
  78. Ellen Moershel - "Environment"
  79. Michael Morris - "The Maddening Cloud"
  80. Grace Morris - "Bernd and Hilla Becher" and "Drained"
  81. Pat Morrow - "Together"
  82. Pat Morrow - "Climate Change"
  83. Pat Morrow - "Same But Different"
  84. Isabel Munson - "Stay Home"
  85. Joe Murray - "Portrait of a Pandemic"
  86. Gregory Nelson - "Heart of the Nation"
  87. Christine Nguyen - "Stars and Constellations 4- 2020" and "Stars and Constellations 3- 2020"
  88. Jonathan Nicklow - "Ribbet" and "The Enchantment"
  89. Lynette O'Kane - "B R E A T H E "
  90. Marty Odermann - "Cacophony of Covid"
  91. Cipriano Ortega - "Jizz Jazz "
  92. Tony Ortega - "Social Distancing and Sheltering in Place"
  93. Tony Ortega - "I Can't Breathe"
  94. Tony Ortega - "Susto"
  95. Christine Parker - "Color Proof" and "Canyon of Heroes"
  96. Adam Peery - "Can we go outside yet?" "Quarantined," and "Baking with Grandma"
  97. Erik Pendergraft - "A Walk in the Park"
  98. Mariana Pereira Vieira - "Touching #1," "Touching #2," and "Touching #22"
  99. Karen Poulson - "Fragmentation" and "Opposing Forces"
  100. Benjamin Powell - "Crisis"
  101. Connie Quigg - "Social Distancing on the Davidson Mesa" and "First Face Mask Walk on the Mesa - Recovery Art 14"
  102. Helen Ragheb - "Bananas (Stacked series #5)" and "Untitled (Stacked series #6)"
  103. Roger Rapp - "Crown"
  104. Louis Recchia - "How Now?" and "Bystander"
  105. Gary Reed - "TBD #2" and "TBD #3"
  106. Lydia Riegle - "No Limits, No Boundaries II"
  107. Lydia Riegle - "Silver Linings"
  108. Stacey Roberts - "In These Uncertain Times"
  109. Kim Roberts - "Metamorphosis (adjustment?)"
  110. Sara Rockinger - "Covid in the Garden of Good and Evil"
  111. Mike Roderique - "COVID-19 Self-Portrait in Denver while Walking my Dog"
  112. Pam Rogers - "Lockdown," "Hiding Under Rocks," and "May 2020: Amidst the Storm"
  113. Deb Rosenbaum - "Better Days to Come!" "Strung Out" and "Social Distance: Dressing for Spring"
  114. Claudia Roulier - "The Watcher"
  115. Susan Samol - "Living In The Time of Corona Virus"
  116. Brian Sartor - "All of My Days"
  117. Justin Schaffer - "Six Feet"
  118. Becky Enabnit Silver - "Covid Monster" and "Emerging"
  119. Sue Simon - "Inside Out -Happiness Inside-Uncertainty Outside" and "Inside Out -Bright Inside-Ominous Outside"
  120. Paul Sisson - "Untitled (March 13, 2020)" and " Untitled 16 (March 13, 2020)"
  121. Kate Sladen - "Facepalm"
  122. Katharine Smith-Warren - "Mended Shirt"
  123. Maddie Sturm - "Father Daughter"
  124. Hannah Sutton Stoll - "Good Company"
  125. Hannah Sutton Stoll - "The Strongest Shape"
  126. Hannah Sutton Stoll - "West on Fire: I"
  127. Virginia Unseld - "Navigations"
  128. Virginia Unseld - "Celestial Navigation"
  129. Clark Valentine - "Untitled (Continuous Line Composition 3)"
  130. Cory Van Zytveld - "Wedding Dress"
  131. Travis Vermilye - "Coronavirus 002"
  132. Rob Watt - "Sad Spring"
  133. Anduriel Widmark - "Slow Spread Red"
  134. DL Winn - "Darkness Visible"
  135. Loretta Young-Gautier - "Sleepwalking," "Room with at View," and "Night Sweats"