Not all things on paper have to be words. For me, colors evoke emotions you can't describe . This painting captures the irony that Mother Earth continues to move on as if nothing is happening in our human world . The tulips are unfolding and the trees are in bloom with splendid pink and white flowers. I am jealous and inspired by Her at the same time. Shine on Mother Earth, show us what you're made of. This springtime color fest is your masterpiece- here is mine.
Basketball has really helped me stay afloat during this pandemic, and has been my main goal. I thought I'd model this by a person literally floating on a basketball in open water.
In the Polynesian culture family is the most important thing. Cousins are your brothers and sisters, friends are your cousins, and adults are your aunties and uncles. This time of separation is hard especially when you're so close to your extended family. It feels like each of us is on our own island. There's an unspoken island concept called the coconut phone, it's a term that refers to a sixth sense that Polynesians have when they know someone needs help or support. I'm grateful for my family and the connection we have, Even though we can't see each other right now, we are connected in other ways and that connection is strong.
This is a piece of artwork I created to represent the craziness going on around us. We are all so freaked out that we are letting things like toilet paper control us. It's a crazy world we're living in. Because of the craziness, I decided that the most logical thing was to make a throne out of toilet paper. I also created a dress out of the plastic that the toilet paper came in.
This portrait is my very first portrait, I made it in my drawing class as a final. The title is “Joy” because thats the persons name in the portrait. It doesn’t look exactly like her but I’m still happy with how it came out!
Despite not being able to go to school, being with friends, or attending church we can do so much! With our hands we can help others, we can create, we can do.
I went up to Potato Hill and took this. It had been raining on and off all day, you can see some rain off in the distance. It was a peaceful moment to get away from people and just take a moment to look at all of the city lights.
My artwork is about how we are all trying to protect ourselves from coronavirus, and how it is saving the world at the same time. I was inspired to make this while I was looking up how to draw a mask, and then I saw our world map, and got this idea.
A calm shot from my trip to Sacramento. Much editing came out of this wonderful piece. I am a music producer and designed a logo to put over the picture.
The picture depicts myself as I carry the burdens of quarantine: exhaustion, emotion, and expectation. These words have been my life the past few weeks. I stay up late, I'm expected to do so much per day, and my emotions are to the roof. It's been rough but doing art makes it easier.
It’s not about anything but the nature looked really pretty so I thought it would be a perfect time for a few photos.
It's about what makes me happy and what keeps me sane in quarantine.
The other day I went outside and stared at the leaves above me. As the wind blew and my music played, I felt at peace.
It states how you are stuck alone with your thoughts while the virus floats all around you.
Life is a process of change, challenges, and growth which helps us recognize and see the surrounding beauty. This is a portrait of my sister who left college due to the pandemic to come home, and now can't wait to get back. Often times I feel people take things for granted but because of this opportunity I now can see the true beauty of life.
I felt like I was trapped underwater. During this pandemic, I felt like I was drowning; I couldn't breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sunlight. I felt isolated from my friends and hoping that this pandemic would soon stop. I felt trapped in my own home and I was struggling through online classes, but I know that deep down that everything will be alright. I realized that I could also talk to my friends over video or text, I also have a family that loves and cares for me, and I was able to make better relationships with my siblings and parents. There is always a blessing in disguise, even if you don't see it. I will just have to be patient till I reach the surface.
For this piece, I took a lightbulb and wrote everything that I was missing about normal life then, I broke the lightbulb. Even though we are helping get life back to normal by staying inside, it doesn't mean we don't miss it. When the time is right, I will get a new lightbulb to replace the broken one.
When thinking of being trapped in the house, I think about the feeling of suffocating.
My work is about the depth and feelings of the current situation with Covid-19. Being quarantined at home can have a shady side and a bright side to it. It can make you realize how much we took being outside for granted, and make us take a closer look at our everyday lives. This photo shows distance and proximity to the current situation. Because he is so far away from the outside world yet so close.
At first the Coronavirus seemed like a joke that would quickly pass over our heads, but as time went on it became more and more of a problem. Once our school was officially put online my art teacher gave us an assignment to create an artwork on our feelings about the current pandemic without buying anything new. I felt at the time that the whole thing was a little ridiculous with everyone rushing to stores and buying toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other items in bulk. I tried to portray that with this artwork.
My art piece consists of 2 main parts, those parts being Chaos and Peace. Both sides stand out, but one side stands out more...Peace can overcome Chaos, but in my art piece it is the complete opposite... the Chaos side has people dying left and right causing Chaos, While the other side has Peace with a calming side of life despite no one being outside, and since no one is outside.. inside there is quarantine going on so no one will get sick. Like what's going on in my family, no one's sick but no one wants to get sick!!!
I drew a person frustrated in response to how I feel about Covid-19.
This photo, to me, is an artwork that not only displays aesthetic, but also that shares a message. A "wallflower" can sometimes be defined as someone who is shy, awkward or has a hard time breaking out of their shell. But, to say that and also not recognize that someone or something can be that but also not be beautiful goes against every aspect of this photograph. Metaphorically, this photograph is one that shows seclusion, but also beauty in such.
My work is about what keeps me going through these challenging times, faith, hope, and love. I thought I would draw bleeding hearts because the name suggests challenges we may face, but I included my three words in each of the stems because they keep me going despite the challenges.
I love basketball. It is canceled right now and I miss it very much.
It’s a feeling. The kind that you can’t describe to someone but everyone can relate to. The days that you're not sick but you feel like you should have stayed home. Today we have no choice but to stay home but this feeling still exists but with the opposite effect. It’s just a feeling.
I created this photo to represent the pain and serenity that I have felt during lockdown. I have felt very distinct emotions that are on opposite ends of the spectrum. I used a long exposure and took the photo myself and tried to get the focus as precise as I could doing it myself, while I was in the dark.
Social distancing can pull us away from others, but brings us closer to ourselves. Although we feel we’re flying alone, we fly freely and with introspection.
This piece represents the realizations I have been exposed to along my spiritual awakening. The female in the center is me, in an enlightened state. She is beginning to discover her souls purpose along the mystical journey. The right of the artwork represents the upside down corrupted world we live on. The left of the artwork represents the peaceful state of mind I have achieved through a meditative state.
I was going on a drive and decided to take some photos and I captured this one and thought it looked really good. I love taking photos and expressing what I like through a camera and what beauty is in our world.
I don't have any canvases at my house since school has been out. I used my stepdad's vinyl record box instead and painted a plague doctor to symbolize the pandemic situation we have been thrown in world wide.
This painting is to show how teens are feeling during the quarantine due to Covid-19. Each person is someone I know that has intense restrictions due to the virus and the hands gripping each other is to show how we have come together as people.
Something that has been a big part of quarantine has been boredom. There has been so many people who are bored. You even feel like you're going insane. Something that is almost up close but very far away is a show. To you, the actor seems very close but yet they are very far away. Such is, The Show of Boredom.
The darker lung represents panic and the lighter lung is peace, we choose whether we want to live our lives-during these times of crisis- in panic or peace. In the past, I have had pneumonia, and it mostly affected my left lung. This is symbolic for me because I have medical conditions in which, for example, if I get infected with Covid-19, it can be very critical.
Spring can look like a variety of things, it’s not always flowers and greenery. It can even be represented in people.
This piece is a self portrait of me trying to reconnect with myself during the pandemic. It represents how in many times of danger, one can find a form of peace and harmony with theirselves.
This painting is a trail in a forest with snow on the trees at sunset.
During this pandemic I have found a way to cope with social distancing by going on walks and finding the beauty in nature.
This is about my experiences so far during Covid-19. What I was thinking when I made this piece was that even though my body is trapped, I can never stop my mind from creating.
Our world is in a haze of confusion, chaos, and uncertainty. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring and hardly know much about today. We have to turn to the blue light of our screens to accomplish school, work, and other tasks. Forming our eyes to see only what’s in front of us. A hazy blur of unknown. It’s depressing. It’s frightening. It’s changed our vision, changed how we see the world, how things we saw before now look different. Blue and hazy.
I cut out pieces of paper and glued them inside an empty toilet roll.
During this time of staying home I have been enjoying a lot of sunsets so I thought I would share one of my favorite ones!
Keep your dog safe and healthy in this pandemic. Make sure they are 6 feet apart and wear masks when they are going outside to go potty, on a walk, or any other dog-ly need.
Transform yourself as you swim through the expansive depth of the spectacular seas that have always been present but unexplored from the shallow surface.
I made half of a person's face and it is about a girl who does not see her full beauty.