Sunday, August 15, 2021

Quarantine Art

It's been a very long pandemic. And it's far from being over, now that the Delta variant is on the rise, 17 months since the initial lockdown began on March 20th of 2020 in NY. The time spent in quarantine offered opportunities for new kinds of drawing: from the screen, over Zoom. I didn't love it at first (and I'm not sure I would ever truly "love" drawing from a monitor or a TV, because a monitor is inherently flat, while the entire point of drawing from life is its dimensionality.) However, one can argue that art arises from taking advantage of limitations and constraints. So I took advantage of being home and having access to internet. I'm also including some landscape collages I've done during vacations with my partner, when we'd rent Airbnb cottages and spend a week here or there. I started to play with cut paper more. I love what it does visually! And I should mention that prints are available for sale. You can order them here and email me with image requests if you don't see the one you want. The sizes and prices apply to all art I've already created (but it doesn't apply to new commissions.)
All art in this post is copyright Julia Sverchuk 
©2021 and cannot be used or repurposed without my written permission

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Racial Reckoning of 2020

Drawings from June 2020 peaceful protests in Brooklyn, triggered by the murder of George Floyd during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020.