THE CORONA PORTRAIT
Oil on Canvas
The independent studio work in this class has really helped me to identify that what interests me most as an artist is collage–putting things together that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Throughout the last few weeks, I’ve been playing with this idea through working on paper and video collages. For this final piece, I moved back towards painting and explored how I could document COVID-19 in painting. I call this “THE CORONA PORTRAIT” because as we are forced to stay inside, we have to figure out how to interact with the outside world, including nature, in new ways. The painting uses invented reality to bring plants indoors, with lily pads on on the carpet or grasses and weeds growing inside.