Art in the time of Covid-19
By Reggie Payne, University of the District of Columbia
May 13, 2020
This painting is a piece of symbolism that depicts the control COVID 19 has taken over the world. Much like the virus has consumed the planet and gained control, the octopus has taken control over one of the fictional planets often pictured in my works. The other planets are essentially unaffected by the octopus just like the planets in our solar system are unaffected by the virus.