daniel alexander smith

Spreading Season

(in progress)

A series of monumental oil paintings visualize the psycho-physical damage of one year of crushing isolation and domestic paralysis during the 2020 global pandemic. During the winter spreading season, animal waste is scattered across the fields to fertilize the year's crops. This year, the germs planted in the winter blossomed early, triggering a false spring and cancelled summer. Millions are infected and hundreds of thousands die as we suffer through this indefinite winter.