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
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.
April 4, 2020