COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, is a respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China, and quickly spread throughout the world. The virus is caught from close contact with other individuals, touching surfaces or objects the virus has touched, and from respiratory droplets.
World Wide, the number of deaths from COVID-19 is only increasing.
Currently, many cities and countries are re-opening. For many countries, quarantine lasted over four months, and people were eager to hit the streets again. Although it is exciting that stay at home and safety orders are being lifted, it is critical to continue social distancing and staying safe.
New York Strong
This photo was taken in mid-August of 2020 in New York City after the peak of the Coronavirus. New Yorkers have come together to defeat Coronavirus and now with a infection rate below one percent, New York has shown us that unity is the key to conquering this deadly virus.
By Artist: Ali Sabet
Painted in 11/2019, first I thought it was about the injustices happening in Iran at the time. Then I realized it was the prediction of the pandemic, with a virus to the right with spikes much like Corona. And of the left people suffering. I often paint about situations before the actually happen.
By Sonya Fares
My first piece relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and, depicting a woman wearing a mask with prison bars in the background, shows the despair that the confinement caused. However, the striking green eyes (chalk pastel) in the otherwise black and white (charcoal) drawing represent a glimpse of hope in a dark time where our futures are uncertain and the devastating effects of the pandemic often seem never-ending.
By Jackie Straka
As a nursing student, I observed the beginnings of COVID-19 in hospitals of Dallas, Texas. My piece represents the realities that healthcare workers face in today’s society.
By Ryan Schnell
This piece is part of a major arcana tarot card series imagining each card as an aspect of the impact of COVID-19. This is the lovers card and depicts the situation of many relationships during this time; only seeing each other through a screen.
By Sadie Cutler
This drawing shows my everyday routine in my room while in quarantine and how I spend my time during school days.
By Miranda Aebersold-Burke
A cherry blossom tree invading an abandoned hospital room and giving life to the medical equipment.
By Annabel Williams
Social distancing is changing the way in which we interact with the world. Walking in my neighborhood park, I now notice how everyone, including myself, has become incredibly cautious about not coming within a close proximity to one another. It’s as if we’ve developed personal bubbles, where we are hyper aware of not only ourselves, but the space surrounding us as an extension of self. I tried to capture this in my watercolor by drawing the imaginary glass “bubbles.”
By Abby Murphy
There's a runner because running has been my main escape during quarantine. The cherry blossoms show the bizarreness of nature thriving while we’re all stuck inside. The large building is from Times Square to highlight cities' emptiness. There's a hospital bed and a bed in my home to represent both the disease itself and the loneliness that comes with being trapped at home. The abstract de Kooning woman wears a mask, going a little crazy imprisoned in thought.
By Alexandra Bowman
By sending students back to school to take in-person classes, we are actively endangering the lives of America's most vulnerable.
Let's put US before ME
By Neha Ramana
With the pandemic, we see more and more people fighting against wearing masks. That will only make things worse since more people will die from the Coronavirus. We need to start taking things seriously and that starts with you.