Art Brings Us Hope

Art is a reminder that, even during an uncertain and complex time, there is reason for hope.

The Covid-19 pandemic, within a few short weeks, changed the world in which we live. The virus affected every aspect of our lives, from the way we work to the way we socialize.

One of the most significant of changes was the way we interacted with each other. Social distancing measures became the norm. We became more more cautious about physical contact. There was an accelerated shift towards remote working. This had a profound impact on our mental health and well-being. The pandemic highlighted the importance of having a robust healthcare system and the need for governments to invest in public health.

Artists responded to the pandemic in various ways. Some used their art as a form of expression to convey their emotions and experiences during this time. Others used their art to raise awareness and educate the public about the virus. Urban public spaces were transformed during this time with messages of hope through murals. Artists adapted and explored ways in which to continue creating and sharing their art with the world.

Art created during the Covid-19 pandemic continues to endure.

A few days ago, I walked passed a mural by Will Phillips, a Vancouver-based artist. The cold and rainy day was transformed by the vibrant colours that celebrated health care professionals. Originally located at 965 Granville Street, the mural has found a home near Vancouver General Hospital.

Thank you for joining me on a rainy day in Vancouver!

I will be taking a short break from blogging and podcasting to head out into an adventure.  I and will be back soon and look forward connecting over the blogosphere. During this time, comments will be closed. Thank you for your understanding.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

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