Limited edition print on metal with signed COA from the artist
54cm x 54cm framed print (50cm x 50cm print)
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A note from the artist, Sarah Flanagan
Portraits from an Artist in Isolation is an exhibition about real heroes, the people we turn to in times of crisis.
When the Covid Pandemic hit they were on the front line. While everyone had to stay inside and were locked down, these heroes were caring for the sick and the dying. This was before there were any vaccines on the horizon, a strange time for humanity. I felt shat I needed to show the real stories from the real people who had to work through this awful time. I believed that it was essential to show the PPE obscuring their faces, and in most cases, what emotion lay behind the mask. Some of the PPE was manufactured by the general public, volunteers who worked to help in any way that they could.
I put out a call on social media for some answers – what was it really like working through the pandemic? Their respective roles in this Pandemic are told via the application of paint on canvas and their individual portraits, who they are, what they did. This is a moment in time, a time of crisis in history. I wanted them to project hope. These are the faces you see when you are ill or injured, or in this case when you had Covid. Seme key workers, as with the general public, lost their lives, some lost relatives or friends. A bleak, moment in our history but one that was held together by these workers. I have painted them within the world of fantasy. In mind of the heroes who come to our rescue on the TV and films, well they were already here. I wanted to show a ray of hope, there are some of the extraordinary people who provided it, and thank goodness, still do today. It was a privilege to tell their stories. Thank you.
This limited edition print is sold to help with the costs of this exhibition, and any profits generated by the artist will be donated to a worthy charity connected with these heroes.