#artinthetimeofcorona interview with Pete Myers
This is a one of a series of interviews with our customers to see how they are adapting to the COVID-19 world.
Pete Myers lives in Santa Fe, NM and has been a customer since 2008. Myers is a fine art photographer known for his vivid abstractions of the decaying ruins of the American West.
This is his #artinthetimeofcorona story.
How was Santa Fe affected by the COVID-19 virus? How have you been affected personally?
Do you have a daily routine that keeps you grounded these days?
We live on 10 acres of rolling hills in a rural area of Santa Fe County. I take our two Austrian Cattle Dogs on a hike around the periphery of our property. Not only is it a good workout, but the love from my dogs is never failing and keeps me sane.
Are you reading, cooking, streaming, or doing any activity that is helping you cope?
I am also a musician, and I can disappear into the ether for hours playing my Fender Stratocaster.
With museums and galleries closed are you seeing a shift to the internet for viewing/selling art? How is this affecting you?
Do you see any positive changes for artists in a post pandemic world?
I think there is potential for great change ahead, especially in the arts. It would seem that most of the world had wandered off the beaten path many years ago, with numbness and emotional detachment being the norm. Post COVID, I feel that people want to re-gain their civility and humanity and our emotional connection to one another. Art, being a metaphor for feeling, offers a commonality among those experiencing it, which simply results in us feeling more human and connected.