There are moments when the self isolation and quarantining can make the real life residency quite lonely
But then it’s also one of the only times that you can borrow a funny little bicycle from a fellow Pushkinskaya 10 artist (50 years your senior and respecting the 2metre social distancing of course) And ride circles around the Palace Square blasting Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony.
I also realized on the ride back to creation cave, that Catherine has been standing in great majestic isolation for almost 150 years.
So a couple of months, it’s a light breeze off the Finnish gulf!
And to finish here, a little saucy quote from O.Wilde:
“No great artist sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be a great artist”