art in the covid times – series

janice laverne baker artist

There was a little boy who collected stamps. His mother sewed them into wax paper pockets like the treasures they were. There was the girlfriend who picked up bottle caps on the street. I feel in love with her.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

You can get out, away from oppression, from others’ crushing, smothering grip on your soul. There is a crack in the wall that surrounds your being. Just find it and leave. This is a time when you can escape. Do it.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

Your soul has escaped and it is time to remake the world. It is overwhelming. Everyone has a different idea of what we should do first. Don’t despair, create peace anyway.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

Houses — contain little bits of ourselves. Houses are metaphors for emotions that cannot be expressed in polite, correct society. Houses hold our secrets. Houses hold your family history. Houses hold misery, chaos and distance. Sometimes houses hold the plastic Easter bunny your mom displayed on the dining room table.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

Childhood, how do we remember?, in boxes and rectangles, in photos and mirage. White gloves on hands we don’t recall.

30″ x 44″

$650

janice laverne baker artist

The long fall — please don’t fall off the roof. The view just isn’t worth it. You can get the information another way.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

Bears on a Rocket — Only a bear can hang on tight enough to ride the speeding rocket. These bears are cousins. They all wanted to go.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

I know, I just know that Jack Haley went to heaven. I am sure of this because every time I see him in the Wizard of Oz his goodbye to Dorothy breaks my heart. I weep and heave and sob big ones. Here he is on the boat to the hereafter where he becomes an angel of emotional salvation.

30″ x 44″

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janice laverne baker artist

The big dream — it is the light and airy, the pretty girls who carry the big bomb. Don’t forget your mickey mouse gas mask.

30″ x 44″

$650

janice laverne baker artist

He isn’t that wise. Really.

30″ x 44″

$650

janice laverne baker artist

The covid elders said they could eradicate covid. They were old and bald and wore bangles and sparkles. They danced for the people. They gave out prizes. No one knew where they came from, but everyone wanted to believe them.

30″ x 44″

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