An ongoing series of works that began during the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in the United States, the COVID Tapestries elaborate on the concept of worry beads—beads that are handled during prayer, like a rosary, or during moments of anxiety. The etymology of the word “bead” itself leads back to a word for “prayer,” and the wall hangings in this series are an offering to the preoccupations, desires, fears, and losses that have been at the forefront of our emotional lives during the pandemic. Glass beads recur in my work, and their links to adornment and trade have been instrumental to my understanding of the instability of power dynamics, value, and taste. In the wake of current emotional and political unrest heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, I have extended my interest in beading and weaving structures to examine how specific material qualities—namely transparency, tactility, and entanglement—might uniquely represent the affects of the current moment. Reflecting on the affective complexities and contradictions of living through this time, these works are shrouds, mediation aids, and comfort objects which put form to the ways interpersonal entanglements and social behavior have been reframed and to hold space for longing, mourning, anxiety, and hope.