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La Ithonkaew's Coronavirus Art

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Ondřej Sekanina has shared with us the Coronavirus drawings of La Inthonkaew, a Thai outsider artist living in the Czech Republic. At the beginning of the current Coronavirus epidemy she started drawing a series of pictures featuring the virus.  Sometimes, she produces as many as three of them in a single day and she rarely draws anything else. So far, she has produced more than 30 of them. It seems that she is half-consciously using the shamanic legacy of her father, trying to cast a spell on the virus, and to magically transform it – as if she was giving it a choice: either to be killed with her pencil or become friendly to people. The current Coronavirus series is one of the peaks of her oeuvre which she started creating ten years ago.