Artist Lynn Dodge
What will our new world look like in the future?
As the pandemic began to unfold on March 2020 I was trying to find a sense of some normalcy in a world that was turned on its axis. This art piece was inspired by all the emotions I felt during that time.
I started by creating the world from a table my husband found on the side of a street and misc scrap pieces of metal I had in my stockpile. Once the world was completed the pandemic was now raging full force throughout America and the world. I had so many emotions running through my head as I started on the lower half.
It personally became a therapeutic way to release my fears and uncertainties and to connect with God. I carved out the crack, and used modeling paste and paint to create the energy of destruction which represented the virus and impact it had our our lives. As I worked on the bottom half I prayed for healing and strength for our world.
The final top half represents the beginning of healing process, the white flowing out of the earth represents all the examples of kindness and pure love we have all witnessed in our communities and throughout the world. A heartfelt thank you to all of those working on the front lines who heal, protect and provide for our essential needs.