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I based this illustration on a phrase Bethany Simons said in a podcast about the quarantine. I believe each one of us has had a different experience. We're all lost and waiting, and our only "north" is to stay at home. But we should be aware that every person has faced different challenges, and has managed it the way they could.
While needing to stay at home I decided to spend time doing what I love, finishing projects and taking care of myself. Grateful.
What a strange time to be alive! Combating boredom and anxiety during the COVID-19 quarantine turns into a long, slow game of chance, luck, and risk. Will you run out of toilet paper or milk before you can draw a supply card? Will you get lost down the black hole of Animal Crossing? Will your mental health survive before you can find a therapist who does Zoom appointments? Find out in this adventure where no one's a winner.
Spending time together has become so much more meaningful during this time of isolation, that we’ve spent in our studio. From watering plants to feeding birds that stop by, boundaries of work and leisure have merged to make this a truly memorable (quaran)time.
My office is part of a government agency that never closed during the shutdown, so I still went to work most days... but nowhere else. Even the grocery store and the gas station, my only stops, are directly on the route between home and work.
My job usually involves a fair amount of travel around our county and southern Arizona, so it felt really strange when my world suddenly got so much smaller. This map represents the 23 miles between home and the office.
I feel lucky that my job is still there. And if I'm going to see the exact same sights every day, I am glad they are pretty sights. But it does make every day feel very much the same.
None of us were ready for what this year has brought . As we were bombarded with more and more bad news we all had to find ways to cope with the situation and try to shelter ourselves and our loved ones from the constant negativity. Everyone has found their own way to do so. And, alas, being preoccupied with our own cause we, as a human beings, once again managed to leave a trail of devastation in nature, with millions of masks and plastic gloves littering the streets and ending up in streams that carry them into the oceans...
The whole experience feels to me like a movie where we broke off into an alternative universe on fragmented floating islands as the world we once knew has faded away. I added A few words and images to remember this moment.
To map the lockdown moments of the last 2 months, I decided to draw and map the different monsters who I have gotten to know who live in the different spaces of my house ( I think the Toy Monster was my favourite!). Outside our safe area, filled with our pets I have created a maze, marking out our go-to neighbourhood spots that we can no longer visit these days.
Some places that I have visited around the world virtually while staying at home!
I miss going out and just using basic things as google maps. My house which during initial week felt like a box soon expanded as a space. It became my new world. I realised going from one location in my house to another itself can be seen as a journey. Each room served a purpose similar to how spaces outside are. My kitchen was the newest trending restaurant, my new office was my once neglected desk etc. Similar to google maps, there were routes and paths with more traffic than usual. Therefore, decided to map this moment literally.