Pandemic Art

I know we’re all hoping for healthy growth and change to come from this period of social distance, loss, and hardship. I also find myself thinking of the art it has and will generate:  new murals, music composed over Zoom, homemade masks, sidewalk chalk messages, songs sung from balconies, and pop-up fine art. Times like these highlight the societal value of art as a tool for generating connection, inspiration, and understanding.

Last week I published an essay in The Washington Post about some of the art my family created to bring color and joy to our neighborhood as social distancing set in and winter lingered.

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The full article can be found here. We had so much fun with this project. If you get a chance, leave a comment about art–whether your own or someone else’s–that has brought you joy during the pandemic.

Stay safe and well. All the best, Katie

 

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