Pandemic Abstraction 2
Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Pandemic Abstraction 2 –2020 – oil on canvas – 24" x 18" x 0.5" (60.96cm x 45.72cm x 1.27cm)
How long may we linger without release of our seed across vast swaths of flesh? This is no question just for the Future Farmers of America, but rather for all whose hook-up apps have become mere window-shopping torture devices as the gulf between the potential and the kinetic seems impossible to bridge.
Here, the artist imagines a future in which the offspring of mothers harboring a SARS-CoV-2 infection will, upon reaching puberty, produce seminal and vaginal fluids spanning the entire rainbow, and not merely the boring off-white color our current generation has accepted as the norm.