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The opportunity provided by a-n funding helped tremendously to develop my art practice into a new direction which I haven’t expected before COVID19. Working on my art practice development and giving art workshops online changed my understanding of the role of artist in society when situation asks for the brand new approach to professional and personal life.

My art residency changed its location to the virtual space and shrined lots of valuable relations existed in real clinical space. Now, my group is at the low-security unit with the online access only.  Situation puts lots of demand on special requirements for art materials and tools, plus clear instructions without physical presence. Challenges for learning elements are at every corner.

If there are artists catalogues and art books to show in person, now, other ways shall replace the actual presentation.  I decided to create inspirational videos for each online workshop which is a beneficial tool to ignite participants’ imagination in current situation. My working week starts on Friday with developing  a mind map, art session plan, a storyboard, suitable art techniques and an actual recording.

I found that it is useful to incorporate scenery from nature, especially, if there are green leaves, natural sounds of rivers, birds songs, signets, ducklings, and other animals. These ideas were explored and developed  during the toughest summer of my life, the pandemic one.

Here is my artist’s response to the second week. The Paper Art workshop was a small success. Creating paper birds, mobiles and ornaments provoked thinking in three dimensional way. Artworks were placed on doorways and windowsills to celebrate colour, forms and air movement. Lightness of the form make association with falling leaves and feathers.