Quarantine Diary

This calendar is a discipline
of practicing my art, specifically color, daily.


The artist On Kawara died in June 2014 at the age of 81,or at the age of 29,771 days. Starting in 1966, he created nearly three thousand “Date Paintings”.
As Peter Schjeldahl states: “Kawara’s art evokes a cosmic perspective,
by which his own life and,
by extension, the lives of us all register as a negligible spark in time.”

March 23, 2020 marked the first day of shelter in place in Massachusetts due to the Corona Virus. I began this series to record my daily experience during this unusual time.

I was influenced by
Roy Lichtenstein's
Perfect / Imperfect series,

Imperfect Painting 1988

Each month I design a new image on graph paper.
I trace the design with a felt marker and add colors.

May 2020

My color choices are based upon weather, mood, observations, and memory.


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March 17, 2020

Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade is cancelled.

My 70th birthday celebration marks the last time
for being with family and friends and the start of
my shelter in place.




March 23, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker issues emergency
order to close all non-essential businesses
and limit gatherings to 10 people.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health issues a two week stay-at-home advisory.

April 2, 2020

Globally the number of corona virus cases surpasses one million.


April 28, 2020

The United States passes one million confirmed cases of Covid-19


May 1, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker orders all Massachusetts residents to wear a mask in public places.


May 25, 2020

George Floyd is killed during an arrest in Minneapolis


June 6, 2020

Biggest day of demonstrations for BlackLivesMatter in cities across the United States as well as Asia, Australia, and Europe.


June 19, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds last daily coronavirus briefing.


June 23, 2020

Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, tells Congress that people need to avoid crowds and wear masks as coronavirus cases rise in half the states.

July 8, 2020

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections in the United States reaches 3 million, more than any other country. Thirty seven states see a surge in infections. A record 60,000 new cases were reported in the U.S. in a single day.