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DIARY OF A LOCKDOWN

The Diary of a Lockdown was a very subjective intent to document the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain.

The diary started on March 14th, the day the Spanish state of emergency was declared and ended on May 17th when the population of Valencia, my place of residence, could finally move more or less freely.

65 days we were confined indoors, only allowed to go out for the most essential. Each of these days I chose some news that called my attention, took one of the images that illustrated it and turned it into a blind contour drawing. In this technique you draw the outlines of the motif observing the image but not looking at your hands. The outcome is purely left to chance which underlines the ephemeral character of news and the uncertainty of the situation we were living in.

The drawing, together with a short explanation and the links in question was then posted on Instagram.

 

Watercolour and pen on paper, 12 x 12 cm, 65 pieces