WHY THIS SUBJECT?: I chose this subject because I'm interested in the concept of a very helpless person who represents a very small number being faced with a very large number. In this case, it's deaths from the pandemic. I, personally, know that I would give anything to help end this horrible thing, but unfortunately, it would be almost impossible for me to single handedly end this pandemic. So, I remain stoic and with a feeling of guilt when I see the death toll climb.
STAYING INDOORS THOUGHTS: Shelter in place is both the same and different for everyone. Everyone is under the same orders, but each experience is different. Some are handling it okay, some are destroyed by it. There are different degrees of distraught among everyone, and sometimes that's hard to see just by looking at a photo of someone or talking to them every once and awhile. Many keep what they are feeling to themselves because they just don't know how to deal with it. There's no doubt that everyone wants this to be over, but it should be very clear that it can't end unless people comply with the shelter in place orders. It's difficult, but it has to be done.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE IMAGE: I wanted to create this image to try to reach an audience that may feel the same way as me. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels a sense of survivor's guilt when the death toll rises. Even though there is nothing I can do, it's still hard to just see the number climb and climb with every passing day.
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