If there’s something good about 2020 is the time back I got from the commute and change of context. Staying home is daunting indeed, especially with a global pandemic. I also want to acknowledge everyone that had to keep going to work and our heroes, doctors and nurses.
Shruti Singh, amongst many designers and illustrators, created project is themed around Covid19. Her series of self-portraits reflects an expression of feelings and thoughts that crossed her mind during this critical time. It is a very challenging time, mentally and physically. These portraits are an expression of the changing times and the emotional toll it is taking on our minds. Like Shruti, I have been going through ups and downs. Anxiety is always a by-product and it’s important for us to find ways to express the feeling. It’s said that once you verbalize/vocalize a negative feeling, your brain automatically reduces its strength, in other words, if your sad, and you say your sad, you become a little bit less sad.
Each portrait is illustrative in nature and expresses an emotion I felt at that moment. The illustrations are a reflection of my style of art, which is primarily bold, vibrant, and stark.
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