Skip to main content

Western Wisconsin COVID-19 Archive Project

Collected Item: “Pandemic Rendition”

What type of object are you contributing?


Provide a brief title for the object you are contributing.

Pandemic Rendition

Provide us with a brief description of this object and, if it is not obvious, how it connects with the Chippewa Valley. For example, if this object is an image describe for us what the image displays and why it is significant.

The pattern of small, blue, unorganized, squares reminded me of a hospital or a doctors office, the first place I would go when I am sick. During this time it seemed as if everyone was sick, there were no appointments available to meet with a doctor nor beds for individuals who were experiencing peak covid symptoms. When I think of a hospital I think of white walls, clean floors, sterile rooms, and order, or at least it was before the pandemic. The background is far from orderly, the color red is also present amongst the blue squares. This is to represent our health care professionals doing their best with the knowledge we had about this novel virus, but still witnessing many deaths. There are also green rings hovering around the two individuals. The color green is often connected with germs or sickness. In the beginning cleaning products were flying off the shelves, people wanted to clean all surfaces as a preventative measure. This meant that consumers were buying several jugs of bleach, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and many other products in surplus (creating many shortages). The air around the two individuals is filled with images of the covid-19 virus under a microscope. Masks became a way to protect ourselves from catching the virus, ultimately leading to mask mandates. The two individuals facing one another represent the mass separation we experienced during lockdown and with social distancing.

When was this item created? Please use a "month day, year" format, for example, "April 10, 2020."


Share with us the geographic location where this item was created. Please include, if possible, a ZIP code and an address or cross streets to help us map this location. For example, "Rice Lake, Wis., 54868, intersection of Main and Knapp."


Who created this object?

Andrea Kubishak

Tell us who is contributing this object to the Covid-19 archive. For example, "John Smith."

Andrea Kubishak

Help us identify a category for this item by selecting one option from this list that best fits the item you are contributing.

Social distancing

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this object? Feel free to add relevant hashtags or a course hashtag if applicable.


Your name.


I have read and agree to the terms and conditions associated with contributing objects to this project.

Click here to view the corresponding item.