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Visual artist's work is fitting during flu outbreak

May 2, 2009 | 10:55 am

Outing alce dempster

Mexican-Canadian visual artist Alec Dempster, who lives in Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, got in touch to send us some images of his that are part of a series called "Toxic Love."

Dempster, who resides in the state where the first case of the new strain of swine flu strain was found, actually created the images years ago.

"I did this series quite a while ago. I think I was still at university studying art in Toronto. I moved back to Mexico shortly after graduating from York University in 1995. I remember showing them at the university gallery. 

"Since then they have been stored safely in a cold and dark basement somewhere in Toronto waiting for the right moment to see the light of day again. I had forgotten about them until a couple of days ago after starting to see some people walking around Jalapa with their face masks."

You can see more of Dempster's images here on his blog and his website.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City