Locust Jones began work on
during the COVID19 initial lockdown in Sydney. Jones, who usually works with stone and plate for his lithographic prints, would normally travel to Melbourne to make work in the Sunshine Editions print shop, however was prevented from doing so by the border closures imposed at the beginning of the pandemic. Working closely with Adrian Kellet, Jones produced this particular offset lithograph on a roll of Mylar. He says of the work: “I titled this particular offset lithograph
in reference to the pestilence sweeping the world. Phase II of the virus is sweeping Europe as I write this. The title was coined from an article I read in the French Newspaper, France 24 about the Parade in Venice this year that honoured the 50,000 victims of the 1575 plague.”
is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award. Printed by Sunshine Editions.