Never let a serious crisis go to waste, they say, so I’m using this time to create a new series, Covid Blues (Art for the Quarantined Soul). Inspired by Picasso during his Blue Period, the 14-day visual diary uses repurposed materials found around the house, created in monochromatic shades of blue.
Day 1: Emergency preparedness
Watercolor and gouache on used tea bags.
Day 2: Social distancing fashion
Lindt chocolate wrapper on a used tea bag.
Day 3: Flattering the curve
Soup can label folded into a brassiere.
Day 4: Six feet apart
Cut images on paint color chips.
Day 5: Deemed essential
Painted leaves, acrylic gouache.
Day 6: Hunkered down
Origami cranes folded from junk mail security envelopes.
Day 7: Wash your hands
Painted stones, acrylic gouache.
Day 8: Self-isolation
Hand made shoe made with Utz snack bag.
Day 9: Shelter-in-place
Painted corks, gouache.
Day 10: Shellshocked
Painted pistachio shells, acrylic gouache.
Day 11: Frontliners
Cut images on paper cups with recycled coffee sleeves.
Day 12: Panic buying
Painted, blown eggs.
Day 13: Personal protective gown
Cyanotypes on used tea bags, white markers.
Day 14: Better days are coming
Cut images, watercolor on a used tea bag.
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