Artist Makes Her Wall Her Journal During Quarantine
- This artist decided on a creative project to pass time as the pandemic continue to affect her area.
- The artists documented her time in lockdown in visual diaries painted and printed on white walls.
- Her masterpiece is completed in 113 days, after translating her feelings, accomplishments, and activities into detailed drawings.
Viktorija wanted to start a new creative project. Because public health guidelines instituted in response to the pandemic required people to remain indoors, her schedule freed up enough time for another project.
Her usual projects are hand-painting pots and clay decorations, but the time on her hands made her want to delve into something different. This time, she documented her time in lockdown in visual diaries painted and printed on white walls.
On March 25, the project began. The artist decided on doodles that depicted her routine and experiences that time.
The quarantine lasted for months, but there is much to work on. The artist added different sketches for 113 days translating her feelings, accomplishments, and activities into detailed drawings. The completed creation is a masterpiece.
“My highlights?” she wrote. “Inventing new recipes for lockdown lunches (see Halloumi fries – day 15), making face shields for local care homes with my colleagues at the school where I work (days 34-39), and towards the end, discovering that I might (but don’t say it too loudly) actually quite enjoy jogging, after all.”
She completed her creative project after doodling enough that it covered her entire wall. The artists managed to document over three months of memories, major events, and snapshots into her life.
Her masterpiece could disappear when future residents decide to paint over it, but the artist considers lifespan immaterial for this piece. For her, the beauty comes from the process and the experiences behind these drawings.
“Until then, it will remind me of how important it is to cherish the small but important things in life — from chatting with friends, to browsing in a shop, or stopping for a drink after work — and that life’s simple freedoms and pleasures should never be taken for granted,” she said.
For the time being, this is an incredible masterpiece for as long as the artist could remember the creative process and the experiences behind these drawings.
Source: Inspire More