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A Paper Dandelion a Day – Covid 19: I had 2000 paper dandelions that will not be exhibited this year, as the exhibitions in public galleries were postponed (Vancouver and Estevan). In lieu of the exhibitions, and so that I still could share this work. I began a post a day on Instagram and Facebook using the symbolism of the dandelion: strength, resilience and perseverance as a theme.

A Paper Dandelion a day – Are we there yet? It’s on everybody’s mind, when will we get to get out of this isolation. It’s like riding in the back of a car on a hot summer day, no air-conditioning with a sweaty brother on both sides, not fun. The end is in site, I know it is. Each breath and each blink of your eye brings you closer to the end of this experience. Myself and I’m sure many of you included, used to not like the alarm clock because it meant you had to get out of your nice warm cosy bed and put on clothes with zippers and buttons. Right about now having something to do that is meaningful would be quite good and not working from home would be even better. “The dandelion is called the rustic oracle; its flowers always open about 5 A.M. and shut at 8 P.M., serving the shepherd for a clock.” Source: Folkard (448. 309), from “The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought,” by Alexander F. Chamberlain Legend has it that the number of breaths it takes to blow off all the seeds of a dandelion globe that has gone to seed, is the hour number. Time, anyone? (I wonder if this works with days left in isolation). – Monique Martin

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