Biophilia
International Artist|August - September 2021
MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD
Jon Ching

Inoculate, oil on wood, 18 x 14 (45 x 35 cm) When I was making Inoculate, two pandemics were happening simultaneously. One was the viral pandemic of COVID-19 that took over the world. The other was the pandemic of police brutality that was being challenged and protested against all over the world. At the same time, the presidential politics and the partisanship that comes with it in the US were at a fever pitch. All of this informed Inoculate, a piece about ideas spreading and the conflicts that come with it, internally and externally.

The endless wonders of the natural world inspire my artwork, for after one realizes there is magic in every cell of every living organism, one cannot look away. To me, not only are the lifeforms magic but so too are the interconnections linking everything together. It’s tempting to describe this intricate balance of millions of organisms as supernatural, but in fact, it is plainly the definition of natural.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

RELATED STORIES

Staying Relevant

The pandemic is quickly making some skills obsolete, but there are strategies for coping, a new survey shows

8 mins read
Newsweek
October 15, 2021

FLASHPOINT

Pakistan sees a victorious Taliban in Afghanistan to the west and a partner in China to the East. But the U.S. is at odds with both, pushing leader Imran Khan into a delicate balancing act.

3 mins read
Newsweek
October 08, 2021

America Can't Ignore Afghanistan

Exclusive: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says the Taliban can be a partner for peace, not a terrorist threat - if the U.S. stays engaged.

10 mins read
Newsweek
October 08, 2021

High Stakes On the Lake

Justin Bibb wants to be Cleveland’s next mayor. If he beats Kevin Kelley, he’ll inherit serious problems—and a windfall to fix them

5 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
October 18 - 25, 2021

Stuck on the Sidelines of The U.S. Job Market

Conversations with some of the 5 million out-of-work Americans shed light on why so many jobs are going begging

8 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
October 18 - 25, 2021

OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN WORTH $109B OVER 10 YEARS

A group studying the economics of offshore wind energy in the U.S. says building and operating the nascent industry will be worth $109 billion to businesses in its supply chain over the next 10 years.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #520

US AUTO SALES SLUMP STALLED BY CAR COMPUTER CHIP SHORTAGE

In a normal month before the pandemic, Con Paulos’ Chevy dealership in Jerome, Idaho, sold around 40 new vehicles. In September, it was only six. Now he’s got nothing new in stock, and every car, truck or SUV on order has been sold.

3 mins read
Techlife News
October 09, 2021

CIA Creates Working Group on China as Threats Keep Rising

China is an especially difficult challenge for the U.S. intelligence community.

3 mins read
Techlife News
October 09, 2021

Get Into the Minds of Central Bankers as They Navigate Shocks

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how central bankers forecast the impact of shocks on the economy?

4 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

See Which Countries Are Falling Behind On Climate Change

UNDER THE PARIS AGREEMENT, 190 countries and the European Union pledged to take steps to hold the global temperature rise to less than 2C (3.6F) from preindustrial levels—and preferably 1.5C.

3 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021