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Alone Together

Alone Together
Micheline Montgomery
mixed media
8" x 10"   2020

 

 

 

The Face of COVID-19

I worked as a nurse in the time of SARS. Although, it was difficult, masks were in plenty. My experience during SARS, led me to create a series of paintings about the challenges nurses faced as frontline workers.

Now, 17 years later, I feel the need as an artist to respond to Covid-19. It is horrifying that health care professionals are risking their lives to save ours, due to the scarcity of masks. They are forced to reuse potentially contaminated masks or patch together makeshift ones.

The mask in the painting, ‘Alone Together’ is made from a coffee filter collaged with words from newspaper articles about COVID-19. I do not have a better medium than my art to express my profound sadness for the situation the health care workers are experiencing today as they battle against COVID-19.

Micheline Montgomery

April 4, 2020