COVID & Capitalism are Deadly (2021)


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Jesus Barraza
18" x 24"
10-Color Handmade Screen Print, 300gsm Strathmore Vision Watercolor Paper, Printed in my kitchen, San Leandro, CA 2021
Edition of 65

I don’t want to just think of COVID-19 as the thing that we’re dealing with as people right now. There’s no definitive answer as to how it started, but the way that a lot of these epidemics start is because people are doing things to survive capitalism. Capitalism is what drives it and what drives the spread of it. Capitalism, from the beginning, has been the thing that made people have to go to work and ended up getting people sick. It’s been the thing that’s driven people to say, ‘We need to reopen! We need to reopen!