Sunday, August 2, 2020

FRIEDA SAYS WEAR A MASK


St. Louisan Dan Ricketts has a business called St. Louis Sign and Mural (slogan: a business without a sign is a sign of no business). He is painting a triptych of Covid 19 messages on an older building downtown. There was an article about it in the local paper yesterday and I had to go look for myself. Frieda Kahlo's mask is the flag of the City of St. Louis (available here). The other two panels based on famous works of art are in progress. I'll stop back later today.

TODAY'S RANT: after I left Ricketts' installation I drove through Forest Park looking for something to shoot. Came up empty-handed but I did see four wedding parties at the usual photo spots, all clustered together, not a single person wearing a mask. But wait, we can't have masks in our wedding pictures! The virus is roaring out of control in this area. Idjits. Selfish, uncaring, stupid idjits. IDJITS.        

11 comments:

s.c said...

Yes, it is asking for trouble.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The mural is fabulous Bob, the wedding parties not so much, let's hope they don't die to regret it ✨

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I just cannot understand people who think they are doing some type of patriotic freedom exclamation when they don't wear a mask when around other people, as we watch our Covid case numbers go higher and higher. People may be going home with a Covid keepsake from weddings and maskless gatherings.

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Pięknie przesłanie.

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm unable to address my concerns, very deep and anxiety provoking for me, when seeing my teenage granddaughters gathering with friends...unmasked. This is where I see prayer is necessary. And I don't go around praying much. Frieda is beautiful with St. Louis' mask.

Sharon said...

I just read in the NY Times that the virus is roaring back in the Midwest. I can't believe there are people who tempt fate.
I love the Frieda mural.

Sami said...

Beautiful Frieda mural :)

Pat said...

I feel your anger, Bob, and I share it. It makes me so angry that people just seem to want to laugh all through this epidemic. They'll laugh themselves right into the hospital.

Stefan Jansson said...

Superb work by the artist. Sorry to hear about the other morons.

William Kendall said...

That's beautifully done.


And that story is precisely why we don't want to open your northern border up to visiting Yanks for the time being.

Hull and Hereabouts said...

Good for them, ignore this pesky bad cold that going round and get on with your life.