By Gail Watson
Black Hawk, Colorado: Birdwood Press, 2023. Edition of 10.
Comprised of six round pages of pulp board, letterpress-printed on the 1889 Chandler & Price platen press. Included are four wood rounds that are screen printed and laser-etched. “Bound” with a U-bolt. The binding “requires effort of your part, just like living through a pandemic”
Gail Watson: "This book contains my thoughts and experiences from the beginning of Covid in March 2020 through March 2023. The perspective and brief history about living through the pandemic are from the Colorado mountain community I have lived in for 23 years.
“ All ten pages are ‘bound’ with a U-bolt. The binding ‘requires effort of your part, just like living through a pandemic’.”
LOCKDOWN: “2023 – How to come to terms with the Covid-19Pandemic? Have we lived through it? Did you lose a loved one? Is it over? What comes next? I have no answers but this book is my record of living through the early years of SARS-CoV-2. “I am intrigued by the illustrations and photos of the Covid-19 virus, a spiky ball that is the unseen killer. This invisible virus was first pictured using cryo-electron microscopy and spawned hundreds of illustrations on medical websites, government warnings and state public health orders. The illustrations used here are rendered from government images; the first pandemic with its own logo. Almost pretty, funny and friendly.”
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