Crosswords: What Did You Do During COVID?

….Margaret Rodgers used her love of crosswords as her subject for her art show at the Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada

Using paint and collage Margaret created these beautiful works of art to highlight a very common activity that probably saw an uptick in popularity in the last two years.

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I also found the use of words very interesting. I don’t know if she was purposely trying to make a political statement but words like power, vote, elect, money, power, mock, jokers, and autocrat leads me to think that this might be the case. We also just recently had a federal election. The longer I look at these pieces I see more interesting themes.

If you’re in Toronto, the show is on for one more day. The last day is Tuesday, November 16.