PAT GAUTHIER (CANADA)
40.6 X 50.8 cm
My piece is a provocative poke of humour at the social phenomenon of ‘toilet paper hoarding’. I came from the generation of baby boomers that were poor but not unusual. I remember the Sears Roebuck catalog and the outdoor toilet as if it were yesterday; toilet paper was considered a luxury. Humour aside, globally, the world is at a pivotal moment of change. The COVID-19 pandemic most definitely has changed the world. This may be one of those historical moments when the balance of political and economic power shifts decisively, and when, for most people, in most countries, life is never quite the same again. It poses many unsettling questions as to whether the change will be for better or worse. I feel very fortunate to be able to sit comfortably in my chair, reflecting on our uncertain future.