Disquiet

The background of an ominously threatening sky is intended to act as a metaphor for the everpresent sense of menace and uncertainty that confronts so many on a daily basis. The COVID pandemic is an obvious and dramatic example. What…

Disquiet

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The background of an ominously threatening sky is intended to act as a metaphor for the everpresent
sense of menace and uncertainty that confronts so many on a daily basis. The COVID
pandemic is an obvious and dramatic example. What were previously safe and pleasurable
situations that we took for granted – the embrace of a friend, a stroll in public, the joys of
small dinner gatherings, and the excitement of larger gatherings such as weddings, sports
events, and performances – have all but been eliminated from our lives and replaced with a
pre-occupying sense of threat and foreboding. The physical closeness that we relished is now
something we have come to fear.
All of this has coincided with the expression of a rage against other life-disturbing forces such
as racism, a reprehensible array of forms of discrimination, police brutality and the abuse of
children and spouses, all of which instill fear and undermine a fundamental sense of peace and
personal security for so many within our society. The objective of this work is to draw attention
to the profound but hidden fears that so many must cope with on a daily basis.

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