Piccolo Trumpet, archival pigment print – photograph
“During this era of Covid-19, I have had two artistic responses to this global pandemic. I have been creating, posting and writing about new images every day on Facebook. The name for this reaction to the virus is called “Crisis Creativity.”
My other cultural answer to our current challenges, are private, free concerts, performed on the phone, Facetime or Zoom. These performances are called “Flute-O-Grams.”
For thirty years, as a volunteer, I have played my flute for patients at Yale New Haven Hospital. With the infectious nature of this disease, going room to room, playing a wind instrument isn’t possible. That is how the idea for Flute-O Grams was born. I have done nearly 250 concerts since starting these in March, 2020.
This image, “Piccolo Trumpet,” is from my series of photographs named “Luminous Instruments.” I started photographing musical instruments in the early 1980s, recently adding the element of movement to these photographs. An early ancestor of this photograph was exhibited in The Mill Gallery in 1983, in the “IMAGES” photography exhibit, presented by The Shoreline Arts Alliance.”