Artistic inspiration for me flows from the natural landscape, but in the midst of a global pandemic when we are all being encouraged, and rising to the challenge, to stay home and flatten the Covid-19 curve, my muse shifted to what’s visible from my bedroom window — suburbia.
While separated by physical distance, we are all still connected by this shared experience. The entire world was asked to just #stayhome.
This project reflects this surreal moment of social distancing and isolation, and the collective effort to help. Represented by 300+ small glass houses of all shapes, sizes and colours, the pieces create a suburban landscape — a bird’s-eye view of social distancing. When viewed as a whole, the separate houses become a visual metaphor for the way we are all connected, even in our individual spaces.
These small, brightly coloured sculptures represent us in our homes, but also the hope, love and community that has risen through the pandemic.