Zenith Gallery is a large family of artists, clients, patrons. friends, and employees, current and former. Most artists are empathic by very nature, and this pandemic hurts to the core. It is testing our humanity on so many levels. Do we care enough to wear a mask? By their actions each person answers the question, do I care about you?
In some ways, and for some, it is bringing about the best of humanity and in others it brings out the worst. For many artists it brings out the depth of their feelings. Artists have a supporting relationship with nature and all our planet’s life forms. Throughout millennia artists have used the human form for expression. We learn so much from art history about how people lived, died, rejoiced, fanaticised, and agonized from artists depictions and creations. From the visual arts to music, literature, theater, and dance, every art form tells us something about the human spirit.
We are now facing the undeniable truth of this horrific pandemic. One hundred thousand preventable deaths. Each was a mother, father, child, sibling, or grandparent loved by many.
In the words of our next president, Joe Biden:
“To those hurting, the nation grieves with you. There are moments in our history so grim, so heart-rending, that they are forever fixed in each of our hearts as shared grief. Today is one of those moments. 100,000 lives have now been lost to this virus. I think I know how you are feeling. You feel like you are being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest. It is suffocating.”