Oil on canvas. 2020
Due to working from home because of the pandemic, the highlight for each day is getting out of my little house to explore the city with my dog through our daily walks. I protect my face and others with a gray bandanna tied around my head. I take in hours of podcasts and soak in the sun. I wanted to capture this moment and my identity at this time.
For the past few years, my art practice has been pushed to the side since it is not my main job/role (at the moment). However, working from home and limiting my responsibilities amid the pandemic has allowed me to recenter my practice and remember that making is a positive-stress-reliever-mind-engager and to release the pressure I put on myself. My partner teaches art classes and has lost his job due to this pandemic; he is luckily collecting unemployment, but our fears for fiscal security are real and present.