"Lock down" series
The inspiration for this series came from my stay-at-home life experience which has created physical and psychological challenges for individuals and families. I have felt anxious about the current situation and uncertainty towards the future. The new body of work expresses my mixed feelings during this difficult time. Long hair represents growth and the change over time. Many people have let their hair and beard grow long enough to serve as masks or wrapped scarfs. To me, this hairdo has become a new icon of 2020. The title of drawing “Distant Connection” not only refers to the current need for “Social Distance”, but also implies the continued importance of connections such as in many virtual ways like tree roots. I use my trademark imagery of longhair to capture this important element during quarantine life.