September 26, 2020

Do we all experience deep, dark feelings when we are temporarily isolated?

Tracey T, 49

With more months of homeworking, cut off from family and friends it struck me, at the prospect of a second lockdown, how much our mental health and general outlook on life has shifted. We are not meant to be solitary creatures, we seek social contact, family interactions, a hug from a friend, a coffee with a colleague, but recognise the need for caution. Technology has made it possible to continue working remotely, but how far and for how long can we be remote from each other, how will this affect us in the future? This painting and Haiku depicts her sadness and greyness, a little light is there, is it enough until normality returns?

Lost to the night; do you see her?, 2020Watercolour5x7"