Socially Distant Fest Miniatures
In the first days of the 2020 lockdown, I discovered what would become my isolation companion, a Facebook group called Socially Distant Fest.
Started by musicians in Brooklyn, New York and run by a staff of volunteer admins, the group allows musicians performing from anywhere to go live, stay in touch with their audience, build new fans and take tips.
I became a dedicated audience member watching and listening to people from all over the world. Then, it occurred to me, that this was an endless source of inspiration as the tiny concerts broadcast on cell phone screens appeared like miniature paintings designed by the subjects themselves.
I took over 200 screenshots of performances, which were organically cropped to the perimeters of whichever device the performer broadcast form. Each of the paintings is accompanied by a QR code that allows the viewer to watch the musicians original performance.
I continue to move forward on the painting collection and look forward to producing a book in 2023.
The paintings are not for sale at this time.