Age 18Portrait of the Pandemic
Scrap metal, solder, Newspaper clippings printed during the Covid 19 lockdown, PVA glue, marbles, voice recorder chip, fishing wire, mask, steel wool, clay, nail polish and glitter on canvas.
I used simple forms and features to portray sadness. Major events of the pandemic are spread out as if the thoughts of the
sculpture have escaped all around the canvas and beyond into an audio recording of the sculpture’s own sonnet. You can listen to Sonnet Covid-19 through the QR code below. You can also listen to or read the sonnet via nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/zurich-youngportrait-prize-2020
. During lockdown, I pierced my own ear, the sculpture wears the matching earring!
Scan to listen to the sculpture’s own sonnet!