COVID Card #168

October 20, 2020 | 0 comments

George Albert Harris first pursued a career in music before turning to fine art. I can’t tell you any more about his days in music — if anyone can, they’re not spilling on an easily found website. Harris was one of the youngest artists to work on the Coit Tower murals. I admit to not having heard of Coit Tower before this project. Definitely a must-see next time I’m in the Bay area (if it’s open).

While Harris is considered to be an abstractionist and a modernist, I dig this piece called When, which reminds me a bit of the metaphysicists (is that what they were called? You know, artists who worked in the metaphysical genre). I know. It is abstract. But isn’t it just a little metaphysical?

Harris painted one post office mural: Farm Life in Woodland, California.

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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