[356] Blink (01-31 October 2020)

Completion Date: 09 November 2020
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 20 X 32 inches

All components are drawn on acid-free mount-board, and then glued onto acid-free mount-board. Two coats of matte acrylic varnish are then applied.

News Headlines 01-31 October 2020

Ongoing stream-of-consciousness series that includes at least one major news headline for each day.

I am contemporaneously documenting current affairs through art. Every piece is numbered and goes into my book series, OF OUR TIMES. Volume 1 covers 2016-2019 and is on Amazon. This piece will feature in Volume 2, which will be available in January 2021.

01 Oct 2020
S&P500: 3,383
Bitcoin: 10,888
CO2 (PPM): 410.9
CNY/USD: 6.79
USD/EUR: 1.17
Trump Approval: 43.9
US cases: 7,459,200
US deaths: 212,034

31 Oct 2020
S&P500: 3,269
Bitcoin: 13,820
CO2 (PPM): 411.6
CNY/USD: 6.69
USD/EUR: 1.16
Trump Approval: 44.2
US cases: 9,473,911
US deaths: 236,471

01 Oct
* Cities, states and businesses brace for election unrest in US
* Hope Hicks has Covid
* Trump has Covid

02 Oct
* Biden test negative
* Trump has mild symptoms – WH
* Trump hospitalized
* Kellyanne Conway has Covid

03 Oct
* WH source says next 48hrs critical
* Chris Christie has Covid

04 Oct
* Trump is not out of danger – official says

05 Oct
* Trump ventures outside hospital for motorcade drive-by
* Trump leaves hospital.
* Just before entering the White House, Trump removes his mask on live TV.

06 Oct
* Trump ends Covid budget stimulus relief talks

07 Oct
* September was world’s ‘hottest on record’

08 Oct
* FBI busts militia plot to abduct Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

09 Oct
* White House hosted ‘superspreader’ event – Fauci

10 Oct
* Trump can end isolation, doctor says

11 Oct
* Fauci says Trump campaign ad quote misleading

12 Oct
* Trump back on campaign trail in Florida

13 Oct
* Trump Supreme Court nominee sidesteps questions on abortion & healthcare

14 Oct
* Europe tightens measures amid sharp rise in cases

15 Oct
* France orders curfews in 9 cities

16 Oct
Trump rejects California’s request for federal aid for the on-going forest fires

17 Oct
Trump U-turn – accepts California’s request for federal fire aid

18 Oct
The Fall Covid surge is upon us

19 Oct
* Trump trashes Fauci in campaign call

20 Oct
* New debate rule: Muted mics
* Trump maintains a Chinese bank account, says NYT

21 Oct
* Pope Francis indicates support for same-sex civil unions
* FBI says Iran and Russia have US voter information

22 Oct
* Debate – Trump and Biden row over Covid, climate and racism

23 Oct
* FDA approves the first US Covid-19 treatment drug

24 Oct
Trump on campaign blitz after casting early vote
Fauci suggests mask mandate as cases soar

25 Oct
* Spain imposes national night curfew to curb infections
* Biden’s lead over Trump is holding

26 Oct
* Senate confirms Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Barrett a week ahead of Election Day

27 Oct
* Protests rock Philadelphia after police shooting

28 Oct
* Macron declares second national lockdown in France

29 Oct
* US cases hit daily record high
* Record GDP growth in US

30 Oct
* Trump baselessly says doctors inflating virus death toll
* Biden and Trump in tug-of-war over UD Midwest

31 Oct
* 90 million Americans have already voted
* England to enter second lockdown