The Experience of Living in a Time of Coronavirus
Phenomenological art created by psychology students at the University of West Georgia (Explorations into Creativity class with Dr. Nisha Gupta, Spring 2020)
Living in a time of Coronavirus is frustrating!
Creating this during a national epidemic proved quite challenging. I only had a few different colors of old paint that I had to mix and shake and dilute to actually become usable again. I had this old birdhouse in the garage, and decided to use it as a “canvas” to convey my feelings during this time of coronavirus. From my phenomenological research I uncovered themes of fear of contamination and a desire to isolate myself from the world. In my piece, the virus looms large over the house, which is decked out with caution tape and a giant padlock on the front door. It’s a pretty literal representation of how I think many of us are feeling during this time. Under normal circumstances, I’d have gone out and bought colored tea lights and props to really set a scene. For now, my dead fern, fireplace, and front garden (that desperately needs pine straw) will have to do.
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