In this artwork, I used digital tools like Photoshop and Procreate to create a collage on the theme of The New Normal.
Plainly, the main inspiration was the pandemic and the memories and thoughts I associate with the year-and-a-half-long pause in our lives. I wanted to bring these memories into a visualization for the observer. I used many elements in the work, including line drawing, text and pictures of a real-life model I had constructed last month.
The texts in the artwork are actual messages I have sent or received this past year. Using them made me acknowledge the new vocabulary we now use on the daily basis and the frequently used phrases excusing our tardiness to online classes or the lack of finished homework, like ‘ “Sorry Sir, my connection is bad”. I envisioned the collage as somewhat abstract, where the viewer can focus their gaze on different elements of the artwork and move through it piece by piece and consider the detail.