During Lockdown

These are my Lockdown works, one drawing per week, during that unprecedented time

Week One

‘Hoops, Cuffs and Cones:Experimental social distancing for introverts’

45×75 cm / pen & ink drawing

I decided to draw a vision of my family in lockdown , trying to get them all to learn how to social distance using 18 century hoops, and dog collars as well as police tape to cordon off sections of the sitting room.
Not sure how successful it was?
This is me going quietly crazy as I knit another balaclava for my son
to act as a mask in the shops
Here he is watching tv and eating galaxy and Pringles
dressed in one of my knitted head protectors
This is the cat with a huge head collar which keeps distance very efficiently
Household intellectual sports an 18 century hoop to keep distance

Week Two

Fantasy Seance – 100×80 cm / large scale ink drawing

A motley crew of characters summon up the spirits to answer their questionhs on how to resolve the covid crisis . Instead of a spirit from the other world they summon up Eckhart Tolle, a current day spiritual teacher, who they pin to the table like Gulliver . They are fearful of his message to live in the “Now” and seek practical answers to the virus problem .The only happy one is the dog who is getting plenty of walks and wearing a crown

Week Three

‘View from my window’ – 70×85 cm / pen & ink drawing

The 5 am Briefing

A sleek black and white stalks through the window,  dropping a dead mouse on to the bed. The government and the virus are playing with our lives at 5 pm each day

Week Four

Lost and Found – The Covid Series, 2020 – 50×60 pen and ink drawing featured on www.thecolabsite.com

Inspired by objects taken from a derelict house six years ago, this scene recreates the kitchen cupboard using the actual objects which the artist recently found at the bottom of her garden during isolation. 
I photographed them as they are now, rusty and cracked, and photo-transferred them back into the scene. It depicts the sense of eerie abandonment and bewilderment of today’s life in lockdown

Week Five

‘If These walls could speak’ – 50×60 cm / pen & ink drawing
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