I was influenced by ‘graffiti style’ art when I recently flew to Miami USA in December 2019 to exhibit in Miami Art week Art Basel. It was fantastic to participate in the giant Art Show. One of my favourite pastimes was walking the streets in my lunch break… I just fell in love with the fantastic street art. I’d walk around photographing and studying the vibrant works. I remember thinking I'd love to try my hand one day when I get time… so i've taken a break from my usual style of painting for a month.
While in isolation, I’ve had time to think about how the current events make me feel- the fear, the warnings, the eerie empty streets and the distrust of the people near you. I wanted to capture the social distancing measures and considered how to portray them in a single graphic using ‘Key’ words from the media.
I feel that artwork from COVID 19 era will be very important in the future by motivating people to ask ‘what happened’?. We will explain that virtually within a week the whole world shut down, governments made new punitive laws for people to isolate, disinfect, wear masks and stay home.