Peck

Full-time mixed-media artist with a background in commercial art and entertainment.


Portfolio:

2020

Scenes from an American Pandemic

Quarantining “Quarantining”

The artist at home during lockdown.

April 30, 2020

Scary, Scary Night “Scary, Scary Night”

2020: A highly contagious novel coronavirus from Europe and Asia arrives in America, shutting down New York. By April, there are 30,000 cases and hundreds of thousands are out of work. Beleaguered Governor Andrew Cuomo holds daily updates.

April 8, 2020

Rear Window 2020 “Rear Window 2020”

The 1954 Hitchcock film set in Greenwich Village as reimagined in 2020.

April 13, 2020

Senior Shopping Hour “Senior Shopping Hour”

Grocery stores offer early shopping hours for seniors, who are at special risk. Nationwide panic leads to empty shelves and toilet paper shortages.

April 18, 2020

Lonely Playground “Lonely Playground”

Public playgrounds and schools are closed in half the states across America. Americans are confused by mixed messages about the pandemic.

April 22, 2020

Quarantine Dreams “Quarantine Dreams”

Quarantine anxiety and claustrophobia sets in. The federal government releases a 15-day Shelter at Home plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus, asking Americans to practice social distancing and hand washing. The Defense Production Act is invoked to expand the supply chain of personal protective equipment and ventilators.

Coastal Grim Reaper “Coastal Grim Reaper”

An attorney dressed as the Grim Reaper haunts Florida beaches to protest their premature reopening by Covid-denier Governor Ron DeSantis.

May 3, 2020

The Message “The Message”

While Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warns of serious consequences, US Republican President Donald Trump urges states to open, tweeting “America is getting its life back!”

May 9, 2020

Santa Monica 2020 “Santa Monica 2020”

California Governor Gavin Newsom orders statewide beach closures.

May 15, 2020

Beverly Hills 2020 “Beverly Hills 2020”

Protest and looting in Beverly Hills following the death of George Floyd while in police custody leads to boarded up stores and curfew on famed Rodeo Drive, already closed down due to Covid-19 concerns. It would be locked down again on Election Day in November.

May 21, 2020

Quarantine Garden “Quarantine Garden”

As millions of Americans find themselves confined to their homes, many seek outlets in art and gardening.

May 27, 2020

What Pandemic? “What Pandemic?”

Despite strict guidelines, many ignore distancing and mask requirements at public parks.

June 4, 2020

Class of 2020 “Class of 2020”

The loss of a milestone and the absence of job prospects affects millions of US graduates.

June 8, 2020

2020 Vision “2020 Vision”

Coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 as 20 million jobs are lost; protests turn violent and a fence is constructed around the White House; Congress battles over relief for struggling families.

June 14, 2020

The Haircut “The Haircut”

Businesses in all 50 states begin to reopen with new health precautions in place. They will close and reopen periodically as cases spike.

June 26, 2020

Social Distancing “Social Distancing”

Finding ways to socialize while scientists around the globe work feverishly to develop a new vaccine.

July 2, 2020

The Uneasiest Place on Earth “The Uneasiest Place on Earth”

Disneyland cast members protest reopening amid spike in Covid-19 cases in California.

July 7, 2020

Home, Inc. “Home, Inc.”

Families adjust to working and learning together at home. More than half of US business closings are now permanent. Already-polarized Americans become even more divided over perceived pandemic dangers.

July 19, 2020

Essential Workers 1 “Essential Workers 1”

Supermarket workers are on their the front line and traditional family roles change.

August 5, 2020

Essential Workers 2 “Essential Workers 2”

Widespread Covid testing becomes available; the CDC issues new guidelines on who should get tested, confusing the public and angering doctors and scientists.

August 8, 2020

Essential Workers 3 “Essential Workers 3”

Cannabis dispensaries are designated as essential businesses in most states where it is legal.

August 9, 2020

Essential Workers 4 “Essential Workers 4”

US Postal Service continues, and becomes a political pawn in the upcoming presidential election. Democratic candidate Joe Biden runs a virtual campaign with small, socially- distanced outdoor events, while Trump continues to hold large, mask-optional rallies.

August 13, 2020

A visit from Grandma “A visit from Grandma”

With those older than 60 or with a preexisting condition at greater risk, families are separated from parents and grandparents.

August 15, 2020

Essential Workers 5 “Essential Workers 5”

The economic and health fallout hits farmers and meat-packing plants. The supply chain is disrupted as restaurants and school cafeterias close, forcing farmers to dump surplus produce and milk as they struggle to keep their workers safe.

August 18, 2020

Fishin’ at Balboa Park “Fishin’ at Balboa Park”

Some outdoor activities continue, with masks and social distancing required.

August 24, 2020

Back to school : 'I gotta pee’ “Back to school : 'I gotta pee’”

Public schools reopen in some areas, with safety conditions. But after a surge in cases, they close again, sending students back to virtual learning.

September 3, 2020

Saying Goodbye “Saying Goodbye”

Due to contagion, Covid patients die alone. ICU workers assist families in heartbreaking goodbyes via iPad over internet connection.

September 6, 2020

Essential Workers 6 “Essential Workers 6”

Veterinarians continue treating animals. Cats and dogs don’t generally contract Covid or carry it to others.

September 9, 2020

Essential Workers 7 “Essential Workers 7”

Devastating wildfires burn more than 4 million acres in California. Firefighters are stretched to the breaking point and exposed to the virus as they also respond to Covid-related emergency calls.

September 13, 2020

Finding Love in the Age of Covid “Finding Love in the Age of Covid”

Couples find creative ways to connect despite quarantine restrictions.

September 26, 2020

Masking Debate “Masking Debate”

Although studies show that masks are 30-90% effective in blocking harmful particles, anti-maskers decry the rules and ignore public shaming.

October 1, 2020

Collateral Damage “Collateral Damage”

The Global Fund for Widows labels the coronavirus a “widow-making machine” as men die in disproportionate numbers.

October 8, 2020

Voting 2020 “Voting 2020”

Voters, many of whom don’t trust the mail system after Trump warns of mail-in voting fraud, brave long lines and health hazards.

October 20, 2020

A Dark Winter Ahead “A Dark Winter Ahead”

Dr Fauci echoes Biden in warning that the darkest days in fighting the virus lie ahead. Substance abuse and suicides increase during quarantine. Biden’s campaign invites Americans to imagine a future beyond the virus, proposing a plan to “Build Back Better.” He defeats Trump by 7 million popular votes and wins 306 votes in the Electoral College.

October 26, 2020

Pandemic Projects 1 “Pandemic Projects 1”

The pandemic inspires a boom in decluttering.

November 1, 2020

Digital Fans “Digital Fans”

Via “virtual seats,” fans can watch NBA games from home while appearing in the audience on-screen.

November 13, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 “Thanksgiving 2020”

Families share a virtual meal via Zoom or FaceTime.

November 22, 2020

Also Thanksgiving 2020 “Also Thanksgiving 2020”

25,000 people line up at the North Texas Food Bank for Thanksgiving after unemployment reaches historic levels in the Lone Star State.

November 26, 2020

Pandemic Project 2: Adopt a Pup “Pandemic Project 2: Adopt a Pup”

Adoptions and sales of dogs skyrocket during the pandemic.

December 1, 2020

Pandemic Project 2: Adopt a Kitty “Pandemic Project 2: Adopt a Kitty”

Rescue animals are TIME Magazine’s 2020 Pet of the Year

December 9, 2029

Social Distancing “Social Distancing”

Book sales surge as readers escape during lockdown.

December 16, 2020

I’ll be Home for Christmas “I’ll be Home for Christmas”

Despite health warnings, holiday travel sets records.

December 21, 2020

Covid Dreams “Covid Dreams”

As Covid-related deaths near half a million in the United States, a new strain of Covid appears and threatens to sweep the world. Anxiety is at peak level: fears of socializing and contact-tracing; hours-long lines for testing; vaccines are still 2 months away.

December 29, 2020

A Fragile Democracy “A Fragile Democracy”

Claiming the election was stolen from him, President Trump incites a mob of his supporters to invade the US Capitol and disrupt the Electoral College vote certification. Five people die, nearly 200 peace officers are injured, and 38 capitol police officers test positive for Covid following the riot. Charged with incitement of insurrection, Trump is impeached a second time.

January 7, 2021

State of Emergency “State of Emergency ”

Meanwhile, California reports a Covid death every 8 minutes. Emergency rooms are overloaded, medical workers exhausted, ambulances are turned away.

January 12, 2021

Madame VP “Madame VP”

Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th US President; Kamala Harris makes history as the first female Vice President and the first African American and Asian American Vice President. The live audience is limited and attendees required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Traditional nighttime festivities are replaced with a star-studded television special dubbed "Celebrating America."

January 20, 2021

Happy V Day “Happy V Day”

As new strains arrive and mutate, three promising vaccines approved in December begin to roll out to the States. President Biden vows to provide 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, starting with the most vulnerable. When the goal is reached on Day 58, Biden ups it to 200 million.

February 14, 2021

The Weddington Project

The artist at home.

Rooftop. Sunrise. “Rooftop. Sunrise.”

Weddington Project 1

Cat. Lamp. “Cat. Lamp.”

Weddington Project 2

Kitchen. Day. “Kitchen. Day.”

Weddington Project 3

Balcony. Morning. “Balcony. Morning.”

Weddington Project 4

Master Bath. Night. “Master Bath. Night.”

Weddington Project 5

Courtyard. Rainy Day. “Courtyard. Rainy Day.”

Weddington Project 6

Afternoon Siesta. “Afternoon Siesta.”

Weddington Project 7

Ali Cat “Ali Cat”

Weddington Project 8

Cat TV “Cat TV”

Weddington Project 9

Joey Finds a Snake “Joey Finds a Snake”

Weddington Project 10

Afternoon Nap. “Afternoon Nap. ”

Weddington Project 11