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“Self-Portrait with COVID-19” – Exeter, New Hampshire

“I was new to Exeter so we didn’t know many people, yet. Then, we got COVID.

I set up a tele-health call with a doctor. With a 104 degree fever, I met with a smiling MD who quickly commented that I looked well. He asked, “Have you been vaccinated?” When I replied I had not, his face dropped, “I recommend you go to the local ER. There’s really nothing I can do. You rolled the dice and lost.”

Shaking from that meeting, trying to advocate for my health while fighting the disease, I processed the call with my husband. Of all the trials of the COVID years, the phone call with this doctor remains the worst memory. I was shamed for thinking on my own and considering the still-unknown and under-tested vaccine might not be best for my body. I was denied care. I was frightened into thinking this sickness was terminal.

I went for a walk outside the next day. I still had COVID but I caught some gorgeous sunshine. I was recovering fine. And those gaslighting messages were behind me.”

—Jonalyn Fincher, Exeter, 2022

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This painting was part of Jonalyn’s Saving Lives Gallery and Virtual Watercolor Event.

All Jonalyn’s paintings arrive with a living edge. You can frame her art by either covering or showcasing this raw edge. Jonalyn’s favorite way to frame her work is in a “float mount” showcasing this raw, living edge.

 

$1,500.00

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“Self-Portrait with COVID-19″ 11 x 15” original watercolor on 140 lb 100% cotton Saunders paper.

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