Soon after visiting the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the world shut down as it succumbed to the novel corona virus.
I found myself isolated in a strange city, needing to hunker down for an indefinite period of time.
I thought a lot about the Chinese landscapes I saw in the museum and how the figures in the landscape were tiny specs, dwarfed by what was happening around them.
As the World Shuts Down, I am Far From Home.
My artwork, As the World Shuts Down I am Far From Home, is a direct response to the global pandemic, feelings of loss, isolation and a desperate longing for my home in the country, sheltered from the horrors of the world.
In this interview with Danny Lacy, Artistic Director/Senior Curator, Morning Peninsula Regional Gallery, I talk about how it evokes my feelings of the time; people dying on the streets, the shuttered city and the light on the hill, out of reach, calling me home.