Pandemic, drawing on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2021

Concerns, fear, regret, panic, sense of belonging, prudence, need for help, warning, indifference, loneliness, separation, helplessness, loss, grief, reconciliation…righteous anger and anger from lack of compassion, justified and absurd protests, injustice and selfless help , and finally, apathy from the constant barrage of bad news, and joy from a few good ones.

Papalism, conspiracies motivated by the desire to control and by the greed, chasing political points at the cost of endangering lives.

The cocktail of emotions that the pandemic brings with it has a bitter – sour taste, and we had the opportunity to taste most of them.

By covering our faces, the focus of non-verbal communication shifts to the hands. I chose a symbolist approach and drew humanity as a big tree. Hands grow out of it and show emotions with various gestures.

Many want to divide us as a society, for their own selfish reasons. It suits them when we argue, when we are two opposing camps. They go about it very cunningly, through emotions and attacks on our most sensitive places. Let’s not fall for this dirty game. Let’s pull together – that’s the only way we can progress as a society.

The image was created using charcoal and graphite pencils.