During these coronavirus times, as an artist my intention by means of this painting is to communicate a fundamental truth to all who will listen! My message is simple… never to forget what COVID-19 has done when it decided to infect mankind. My greatest concern, as we succeed in defeating this virus with a vaccine is that we will put this global fight behind us and over time forget all the suffering, sacrifices and human loses that this plague has caused humanity.
My “painting with a message ” is that we must be ready globally for the next epidemic! Thus, the title of the painting “Lest We Forget…”! No one should ever forget… NO ONE…, especially our political, business and religious leaders. We must all remember the personal suffering, social discontent, mental stresses, economic hardships and financial pressures that this COVID-19 virus has inflicted upon us all… in YES… less than one year.
My vision is that this painting becomes the inspiration and a unifier for a cause. A movement with one message that must be displayed in hospitals, clinics, places of worship, businesses, stores, offices… everywhere! A visual image is needed to keep reminding humanity to “learn from today and be ready for tomorrow”! This preparedness can only be achieved by setting aside our political, social, economic and religious beliefs and to UNITE together as “ONE” with an international plan to be ready to fight and to defeat the next… new pandemic.