Variants Of Interest

Variants Of Interest

Artist: Alison Schwabe

Title: Variants Of Interest

Attribution: Variants Of Interest, 2020, Alison Schwabe

Year: 2020

Materials: Polyester fabrics and batting, nylon threads and leather.

Dimensions: 142cmh x 89cmw

Image Statement: Pandemic Patterns series, #4. Lingering in the invisible vapour of an infected person’s outward breath are millions of the little spikey particles of highly contagious, rapidly transmissible Covid-19 virus that attach to human cells. Constantly dividing and multiplying, they occasionally develop slight differences causing them to change character, thus becoming new “Variants of Interest”. Some of those changes are threatening new versions of the virus, but most are relatively benign. Look carefully and you will see quite a few with subtle differences …