heavy angels is a series of collages that seeks to disrupt time and space. Each depicts a dreamlike world where past and present meet. With a muted color palette, floating, sometimes illegible text, and semi-transparent layering, it’s hard to tell what is being obscured, or if anything lies beneath. Created mid-coronavirus, this series attempts to convey the immense uncertainty that manifests when everything is up in the air and the future is dim. Each piece consists of one or more photographs, from film pictures dating back to my childhood to blurry iPhone images from last week. Many are overlaid with fragments of my poetry, digital or physical drawings, and/or stills from home videos. Just like my days in quarantine, most are quiet, slow. Some have a feeling of bittersweet loss, a lingering nostalgia for life before social distancing. Some are moody and uncertain, some are content, some longing, some sick to their stomach, some just overwhelmed. Yet each has a certain beauty; a word, a line, a moment that provides a second of relief. In short, heavy angels visualizes my constantly changing moods during this global pandemic, and the evanescent beauty in the world that keeps me hopeful.