Art response to Covid-19 by Jacoline Mulhall, Yellow Springs

To sacrifice is to receive a gift. “If you plant a seed in the ground, a tree will become manifest from that seed. The seed sacrifices itself to the tree that comes from it. The seed is outwardly lost, destroyed; but the same seed which sacrifices will be absorbed and embodied in the tree, its blossoms, fruit and branches. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Promulgation of Universal Peace

I’m thinking today of the many sacrifices, the heroic deeds, big and small, humanity has made during this terrible time of Covid-19. It is my prayer that humanity will achieve a new level of maturity and unity from this great ordeal. I painted and collaged this piece with acrylic paint on rice paper and brown construction paper. April 9, 2020