"Dissociation," is a reflection of the world's struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has affected us all in ways we never could have imagined.
Through this painting, I wanted to capture the gradual, yet drastic change in emotions, lifestyles, and perception of reality that we experienced during this time. The crowd of people depicted in the painting represents the collective struggle we faced, all facing towards the unknown and moving towards it. The different facial expressions convey the range of emotions we felt during this time, from fear and worry to resilience and hope.
For me, the pandemic has been a teacher in many ways. It has taught me the importance of resilience, adaptability, and compassion. The pandemic has awakened me to the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment we have.
be Still: Vol. 7, Article 21.
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