Art Through The Lockdown
Artworks made from the beginning of the lockdown to the present
Due to the lockdown that started in March of 2020, many people around the world had seen their lives slow to a crawl in a matter of months, including my own. And as the lockdown persisted, I saw many people either going into a more recessive state or using the newfound time to themselves to better themselves and learn new skills from cooking, drawing, making clothes, etc. At the time of me seeing this I had to make the choice of which way I would go with using my time. I had thought long and hard about what I was going to do until I had realized that I wanted to hone my skill of drawing. Throughout the lockdown I would interact with many forms of art from anime and manga and made art referencing the ones that had changed me as a person and allowed for me to prosper. In addition to this I had told myself that I wanted to inspire others to change their life and pursue their passions through the hard times, and so, anytime I would make a piece of art I would post it onto my instagram page with words of encouragement alongside my own thought process at the time of making it. These photos in the contribution make up some of my favorite works that I had made during the lockdown and only make up a small portion on the total works I made.
Devon Hairston, “Art Through The Lockdown,” Springfield College COVID-19 Experience, accessed January 24, 2022, https://sccovid19.omeka.net/items/show/234.