I have wanted to paint this 1920 Corona Typewriter for quite a while. Now became the perfect time with our world going through changes that are impacting us all personally, socially, and economically. The typed message, “2020…cancelled” and the crumpled newspaper tell the story of our current situation, frustrations while life as we know it has come to a halt.
The typewriter represents a historical milestone that affected the world in the same ways but ways far more positive. This marvelous invention connected us, changed the economy, and provided opportunity in the workplace for women. Hopefully, we shall emerge a stronger, smarter, and more compassionate society. This painting shall be a reminder of these strange times and symbolic of positive changes that are a result of the difficulty we are experiencing today.