I think we can all agree this has been a very surreal and upsetting time. Everything about our lives has been turned upside down and because of “social distancing” we can’t even physically lean on each other to get through this. I think because of this the digital world has become even more of a mental escape in these epic-ally challenging times than it was before…it definitely has for me. Because the museum is closed and the main essence of my career has been put on hold, diving into the other creative outlets in my life has been the main think keeping me out of a complete emotional spiral. Figuring out how to keep generating content has been interesting to say the least. Just before the restrictions came down super hard, I was able to go out with photographer and friend Stacy Keck (staying 6 feet apart) and shoot a couple San Diego art spots that have been on my list. It was pretty surreal being out! I selected places that would normally not have many people so we wouldn’t risk crowding anyone…but there was REALLY no one anywhere. It was eerie and poignant and truly reminded me of all we have taken for granted. I’m grateful to have been able to get out to create art with a fellow creative…The first of which I will share is a gorgeous new-ish San Diego themed mural by Celeste Byers. I thought the hometown pride theme in this work was timely.
I hope to be able to figure out how to keep generating content to share and inspire my community as we are all sequestered. I would love to hear any ideas and requests for fashion and art imagery! I love a challenge.
All photos: Stacy Keck
Mural: Celeste Byers
Jumpsuit: Rachel Comey