The World Changed Whilst I Was Sleeping

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oil on Canvas

h: 106 w: 76 d: 6 (cms).

This painting is my attempt to process the enormity the past six months.  Being confined to the house with life on hold, listening daily to the rising death counts and the suffering of many was awful. I wanted to capture the heaviness of this time, and yet the relative normalness of it all.  We still slept, ate, watched Netflix and cared for our children, seemingly while the whole world burned. The space above the painting weighs down on the figure while her newspaper hat symbolises the daily grief we faced as the news flooded in.


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