These works were funded by the Niagara Mental Health Fair for their online exhibit Express Your Stress: Creations in Quarantine. 

 
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Simply someone’s face can tell a complicated story. I want these five portraits, taken into a modern context, to relay the stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and sadness this pandemic has brought about, even if half of the face can’t be seen. COVID-19 has altered the experience of our daily lives and our routines which has been reflected in the change of these classic paintings. The portrayal of these faces and bodies are uncomfortable, as a pandemic not only disrupts the comfort of basic health and safety but can disrupt who we thought ourselves to be.