JODI SIMMS // Stockholm, Sweden

Art is to express a feeling or create a feeling that can connect people (both artist and viewer). This can create awareness of sympathy. Art is also used for telling stories, such as current events. History can be recorded through Art, which is very apparent.

My piece represents my current feelings with being a Canadian in Sweden, and COVID-19. The top represents Canada, and lockdown (the dome shape), the figures keeping their distance, and the ones outside the dome are wearing a mask. The bottom represents Sweden. It’s open, with a crowd of people together, and a figure off to the side alone, wearing a mask. I feel very lonely, and treated as an outcast for following the recommendations of my country. It’s like I’m in a different world; ‘the upside down.’

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