We planned for 2020 to be an epic year. A new year for newer and bigger achievements, new friendships, a productive year for creativity, and better relationships. On the contrary, it turned out that we had to put all of that on hold and adjust to the new normal. This is when everyone became creative and I started the isolation creation series.
As the population of the whole world was struck by the pandemic Covid-19 made us change our lifestyles. Change the way we think, act, and live our daily lives. The global virus forced us into lockdown in our own homes. We had to be isolated with our own families in order to stay safe. This was the time when we started appreciating what we already have instead of wanting new ones.
Apart from catching up on the missed hours of sleep and rest, while in isolation I promised myself that I will create a portrait each day to keep myself busy but above all, I could make art. This was my response to a limited, locked lifestyle. Art was my escape. I created a memory each day with the help of my children, my models, and inspiration. When they needed a break I turned to other beautiful things around me. I also created still life using flowers foraged during dog walks every evening. I never looked forward to dog walks until I realised there is more to it. The supplies were limited, but this is when you become more creative and make things out of nothing.
Isolation creation was pretty much releasing feelings and making art out of it. Although waking up in the morning without a plan of what we are going to create that day felt slightly chaotic, I soon solved that issue like it never existed. Inspiration was based on the mood and feelings I would go through each day. Isolating in the studio definitely helped me put my thoughts together and start with the planning. If you are interested to see all of the #isolationcreation posts here are the links to my Instagram and Facebook.
I’ve put all of the isolation creation images together in a video. You can see my beautiful and patient models, which in reality, weren’t so patient anyway. But they were a great sport and played an incredible role in creating these portraits. I’m grateful for having them.
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