During quarantine, I really started to miss my friends. Drawing them brought great and hilarious memories to mind, which was really comforting. I drew my cat as well because he's been such a great companion, dead birds and all. I also included him because cats are very flexible and adaptable creatures. This is something that we have to embody now more than ever, making the best of our new circumstances.
This artwork is inspired by today's cultural events. It follows a character in the plague doctor mask and represents how we need to protect ourselves from the modern day plague. There is also a crack in the glasses that represents how we as a society are failing to keep everyone safe and healthy. There are many hidden elements to this piece like the ruler on the hat representing how we have to stand 6 feet apart. The toilet paper on his hat shows that we are find it very valuable and the WiFi symbol represents how we are relying on technology to get us through this pandemic. The name tag and pink slip represents the job industry and the graph represents the stock market. Also the tree and swing with caution tape on it to show that the outside world is a dangerous place right now.
It’s about a girl who feels lost, kinda like she’s lost in space and doesn’t know what to do because she feels empty inside.
This piece represents the idea of being connected even when we’re alone. We always have ties to other people.
I tried to make my feelings of stress felt through this art piece, how my life has changed from Covid and the feeling of knowing how everything I've worked for academically might just be lost from this event. Stressful.
When in quarantine, the only light around me was radiated by my puppy. He brightens my bubble.
This work is about being trapped inside. Being inside for weeks on end has really hit hard on a lot of my loved ones and many others. Personally, I highly enjoy being inside, but I wanted to put together what a lot of other people are feeling in this rough time. I started with making the clay box to make sure the measurements for the wire box would fit. I made that box by bending and weaving hangers. Finally I made the figure which is found in a lot of my other works and helped connect it to my AP portfolio.
It is based on Albert Irvin's Empress. I took the imagery of a big red stripe and used it as my box, and used the other, smaller colors as my people. It's really about acknowledging the huge thing in front of us but noticing the small things that are still taking place.
I was thinking about how we each have our own way of dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. We are finding things to help what seems to be our never ending boredom. I drew this piece on how we play games to bring joy and liveliness to our homes. Hard times bring the most beauty.
It is meant to show an attraction to natural beauty as opposed to unnatural and man made objects.
It's about the simplicity and boring nature of what is happening.
I took this picture to have as a memory, during this huge pandemic, while we watch time pass by. My mom is so afraid, she has mostly banned us from going out besides work so we only go outside on our property.
This photo was take in Hawaii right before everything with COVID-19 happened. While I’ve been in quarantine I’ve been going back through photos I have taken from the last several months and remembering the days when I could freely go on adventures and not be forced into my home by a pandemic.
Structure is about common objects that are keeping our households, and subsequently our lives, together during Covid-19. It is a study of a universal “normal” in the middle of chaos that connects us from within the walls of our own homes. This piece includes themes of both the personal and societal experience.
This piece started as a way to occupy my time during this quarantine. But it soon took on new meaning for me, I just moments ago I titled it, "Shattered," as a way to describe how I've segmented and 'broken' my hands and face to make individual pieces, but also how our world has 'shattered,' things don't work and function like they used to, my life and your life have been broken into and shattered into something new, different and frightening. Something I hoped I portrayed in this piece by the sprawled hands, dark shadows and coronavirus shaped pupil.
My work is about the only person who has made me feel safe and strong during this hard time. I have been going through a lot of thoughts and problems with everything right now and he has been the only one that has helped me with that. He shows me how to see the best of things and shows me the light in the dark. He’s been keeping me motivated and I appreciate what he has been doing.
This piece is showing what goes on behind the scenes of being a doctor. Even though doctors do their best to help, they are given a limited choice of supplies and medicine. Doing their best with what they have, they may give you things that don't help you and end up costing you money and even your life. Our society is ruled by evil which is represented by the green bottles. What our world needs to heal and save each other is represented by the gold bottles.
This piece shows the feeling of isolation, where you can be in the middle of a city and still feel alone. The umbrella corresponds with the feeling of needing to protect myself from what's going on while the detail of rain represents the sadness that comes with the change. The feeling of isolation and abandonment when you’re alone is also there with the figure in the picture standing alone could either represent someone who's passed on during this time (thus the halo), or it could represent oneself where you can really only rely on yourself to make it out alive.
In dark and difficult times such as these it is more important than ever to search for the light everyday. Many people can get caught up in thinking that our world is devoid of color. My project shows that nothing can be farther from the truth. Color surrounds us everyday. All we have to do is look for it.
This work was created to represent the things that I have learned are really important to me. All of the pointless stuff I used to stress about is no longer important in a time like this, and I find myself cherishing things like my mental and physical health, my self-worth, and my family.
This is a cute little home that I imagine is inhabited by a magic creature self quarantining.
For me art has always been a part of my life. My mother's side of my family has had artists and illustrators throughout. But photography art is something that I picked up on my own and not regretted making that decision because it acts as a therapeutic session that lets me put my emotions and thoughts into a photo. I feel relaxed after a photo session. But what I love about doing photography is how strong one picture can be, how one image tells a story.
My artwork consists of 2 faces each with totally opposite thoughts inside. The left is the danger and chaos of the world right now. The right is my smaller world, the people that make me happy and who is helping me get through this.
Sometimes life is in a dark tunnel. You can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel. But keep moving and you will get to a better place.
I took this self-portrait to highlight some of the feelings that I've had during this new experience. Like many others, I've had a difficult time adjusting and remaining hopeful during self-isolation. This period of uncertainty has suspended me between what life once was and what life will be like coming out of this pandemic.
Millions of people struggle with anxiety and stress on the daily. Anxiety is something I struggle with even more so since Covid-19 became a pandemic. The picture describes how it really feels. Anxiety leaves me feeling caged inside my own head and it’s hard to escape all of the worrisome thoughts I have. Going out with friends can really help me to escape the thoughts or at least express them. Now that I can’t go out with my friends or have much social interaction it has made me have a lot more trouble getting out of my head. That’s just how I have been feeling lately, trapped. I know a lot of people probably feel this way so I wanted to express it using art. I made it using colored pencils and a Sharpie. I wanted to be able to blend and have things stand out. I hope this will mean something to someone else as much as it means to me.
Life has gotten crazy, but this has given us a lot more time to think and be with ourselves. Despite hardly being able to leave the house, we also have more time to be outside and enjoy life more. I also wanted to give this a more "antique feel" to show how things have changed.
I made this artwork by taking two different pictures and putting them together.
I thought I'd portray how most of us feel now that we're quarantined for the most of the day.
The current situation with Covid-19 leaves us confined to our own homes. We spend every second of every day within our walls, but we are together with our dear families. These walls are our safe places among the infected society. We peep through the doors of our sanctuaries at the still-life outside, observing in disbelief as the scenery depletes becoming more and more desolate throughout the world beyond. We wait and hope for the day when life will normalize once again.
I took this photo of my older brother. He just had a baby and he spoke with me about how this virus has made him anxious about the dangers of this world. He is trying to be a shelter for his new daughter. He wants to protect her from the dangers and keep her safe and healthy. His little family is finding shelter within each other. Leaning on each other to protect their family. They have learned how to lean on each other during these hard times.
My work is about being in this together and we can all get through it. I tried to make it a little funny. It has been very hard for me not being able to see my friends. It has also been stressful with school and home. It has been especially stressful because my dad has underlying medical issues and he has to keep working to make ends meet and its just been super scary.
I wanted to show how I am still trying to see my friends even when we have to sit 6 feet apart and in our separate cars. We missed seeing each other so we decided to hang out while still respecting the social distance rules.
My piece represents all the families in Puerto Rico who are starving. The coronavirus has caused many working parents to lose their jobs, so children in many families are going hungry because of this. The mask on the girl represents the virus and how it has not allowed her to eat anything. She is older and bigger than the young boy so she has given up her food so the boy can eat.
During such a hard time in this pandemic its easy to get lost and feel down, but bringing some color into your life will do you good. That is why I've created this painting to bring some happiness into everyone's lives.
The earth has been struggling for as long as we’ve been alive, and although coronavirus has brought hardships to humans, it has brought life back to earth. clear rivers, low pollution, animals everywhere. difficulties truly can be beautiful.
This is the iconic Flag being raised on Iwo Jima, but as you can tell there has been added historical moments and figures that has in one way or another led to this moment in time. Especially a moment now frozen in time.
My photograph is mostly about living in a home where people are at high risk. We still have to go out and work to pay the bills. That's probably the closest we've stood next to each other in a month. Our home feels broken.
Vira has found her chance to make a difference in the world.
This work is inspired by my Native American heritage. During this difficult time of isolation and distancing, we may feel stuck and always masked- at times we can be completely hidden from the outside world.
Even darkness can embody beauty.
This is a picture of my siblings doing their school work. I took this while standing on a kitchen chair.
My artwork depicts the differences between society before and after the coronavirus. My art depicts the uncertainty of the people and the chaotic times in which they are living. The arrangements of colors show the structure of the lives of people and the changes as they have discovered more about themselves when they step back and take a break. The coronavirus showed people that they can learn and try new things without their routines and jobs interfering with that.
I am a healthcare worker and artist and it has been really hard since I am a photographer, I’m so used to capturing peoples lives but now that’s a dream.
One thing that I love to do even during theses crazy times, is to be outside and in the mountains. It gives me a place to go to feel safe and know that everything's going to be alright. I used crayons and paint to construct the piece. Melting the crayons to create the color of the sky.
My work centers on the fact that we all have a dream. We are all dreamers. Whether it be daydreaming or just dreaming while you're asleep. For example, with the COVID-19 going on, I believe it's not just my "dream" but everyone's, to see their loved ones again and to not be so distant from the ones we care about the most. Sure we've got technology to face time each other and whatnot but it's not the same as being actually with them. In the bottom left corner of the canvas, reads the following words: "She is a dreamer." I was not only referring to everyone else, I was also referring to myself. Like everyone else, I too have dreams to fulfill and accomplish.
Not a person to be seen, just an oversized octopus wandering this perspective city drawing.
This piece is part of a larger series exploring my depression through the metaphor of drowning. This artwork is focused on the effects that self isolation has had on my mental state recently. The burnt vellum sheets framing the piece are representative of the curtains we’re all hiding behind. The background has abstract marks that represent kelp, tying back to my theme of drowning. The skull is representative of the rotten, dead nothing I've been feeling. It feels like there's no point to anything right now. This is a scary time we’re in, but I know it will pass.
When creating this piece I was trying to show the frustration and struggle of what is going on during this time of Covid-19. People are needing to relearn how to do things from home and politely keeping a distance from others. I also tried to demonstrate a few things that have become such important representations of the coronavirus like the lungs on the blanket, the gas mask on the baby face, the hand sanitizer in one hand and the toilet paper in the other hand.
The way I found my happiness is by playing video games inside my household to help relieve stress during these hard days of insecurity. But sometimes I go outside to water the flowers as my way of finding peace. Seeing the flowers being watered gives me hope that we will be able to get through these hard times.
Made as a reminder of much simpler times.
This artwork is a representation of the fear that is caused by the current pandemic. It shows many aspects of cause and effects of the virus. This person looks onward to the future.
I took this photo when I was full of uncertainty and stressed out about the future. This sunset brought a smile to my face. My photo represents my long-term positive attitude that we will get through this together, and this storm will clear in time, and the sun will shine once more. We will be able to enjoy being with our friends, and loved ones, and we will appreciate these things more now that we have been through this storm of isolation. Things are getting better.
I took this picture of my sister one night when we went to a city lookout. We shared deep conversations about what our future will be like after life in self-quarantine. We miss our friends but we’re choosing to accept things as they are when it comes to things we can’t change. Looking out at the city lights and the stars above us, we felt peace in knowing that our loved ones were safe, and adoration for the beautiful world we live in.