How has the pandemic transformed your mission as an artist and priorities as a creative?
The pandemic has made me realize just how much of my love for art is the act of sharing it with others. During the first lockdown, I began to test my ability to engage an audience. I began a project series called #WalkArt, where I created and placed detailed fine art paintings on rocks and logs alongside walking paths. Many would find the tagged art and send a message, or even leave notes by the paintings. I have continued to push myself creatively since then by joining an artist studio, leaving sketches for others to find, or painting on other non-traditional materials, like snowboards. This time has proven to me that creativity can come from, and is often needed most in, even the darkest moments.
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“Irises” by Ava Lambert