Anthony Clementi       
Nova Scotia, Canada   

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, I have come to realize that the people in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that I have been painting since 2011 are more ubiquitous with each ensuing crisis. Little did I realize in 2011 that the shortage of PPE would be a crisis, itself.

It seems that since I started this series, each natural catastrophe has been made worse by human beings and inept governments that
wrongfully minimalize the situtation and resort to measures that are there not to address the problem, but to avoid responsibility, blame others, and sweep failures under the rug.

- Anthony

1. Taking Five, South Korea, Acrylic on Canvas, 30x40”, 2020.
2. Man in Red Poncho, Acrylic on Canvas 40x30”, 2020.