A new art collection at Fine Art America, called “For the 500 Thousand and Those Who Loved Them,” has launched in commemoration of the 500,000 Americans and 2.5 million people worldwide who have died from the COVID-19 pandemic as of February 21, 2021. It also pays tribute to their family members, caregivers, and pandemic frontline workers.
Created by the artist Aberjhani, whose literary works are often quoted on social media, the new collection is called “For the 500 Thousand Fallen and Those Who Loved Them.” It currently contains the following 4 prints: 1) the title artwork; 2) Wreath of Grace and Honor; 3) Palace of Psalms and Gold; and 4) Made It Home Again.
Never Considered Themselves Soldiers
When asked why he felt it important to acknowledge the painful 500,000 deaths milestone in the U.S. and more than 2 million losses worldwide, Aberjhani answered as follows:
“Almost from the beginning, the pandemic has been described as a war with an invisible enemy. That description is not necessarily inaccurate but what’s most disturbing about it for a lot of people is they never considered themselves soldiers or marines or anything like that. Consequently, they were not prepared for something like this even though many agree we should have been.”
He further pointed out the striking contrast between losses to the pandemic and deaths during times of war: “Victims of the pandemic and their families have in fact become casualties of this year-long ‘war’ which has now taken more American lives than either World War I, World War II, the Viet Nam War, or our longest conflict, the war in Afghanistan.”
Cost of Art Kept at Minimum
Because of the nature of the commemoration, the mark-up on the title artwork, “For the 500 Thousand Fallen and Those Who Loved Them,” has been kept at minimum for all product formats. In addition, the current BNTZLH discount code made be utilized on any of the artist’s work for 40 percent off the same.
The series prints fall into the category of Silk-Featherbrush Artstyle abstracts originated by Aberjhani. Despite the similarity in style, the canvases are unique in their individual palettes with each presenting a vibrant visualization of the title. More extended background information is provided for each piece of artwork on its product page.
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