this work is in response to our isolation during COVID 19 lockdown. It started in China first. I watched hours of YouTube conversations where people described what was happening around then in Wuhan and then in Italy. The news footage I watched on people in isolation made me reflect and ponder on all the thoughts and emotions I witnessed. I saw doors welded shut in Wuhan, people looking down from windows with signs and notes. I saw people speaking of their uncertainty and I wonder where those people are now. Even though everyone was isolated, I felt the news coverage linked us all. I created a series of works in this theme exploring the individuals I glimpsed through windows and hospital wards.
This artwork, OUTSIDE, is one such moment.
I used watercolour to portray the fragility of the individuals involved and oil colour to represent the solid isolation and dark thoughts. The dark, however, is not a permanent state for these individuals but these artworks will serve as a reminder of our time in isolation and introspection