Andrea Banks

Art & Design (Foundation Entry)

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At the beginning of March, we found ourselves in an extraordinary situation….Lockdown. 

For my project, I wanted to record my thoughts and moods during this time and how my physical, emotional and mental health was affected.   I kept an illustrated written/digital diary that informed the final piece. 

Lockdown Diary is an assemblage of found objects, drawings, paintings and things made from odds and ends I found in the house and displayed in an old printers case that had been stored in my attic.  

Each part refers to a different thought, observation, or feeling experienced during this time. The houses represent those of the family and friends that I’m missing.  Flowers and trees continue to grown and bloom and give me joy and hope, while the health of human lives is suffering.  Birds, butterflies and dogs I can see from my window make me smile.  Beach huts containing memories of holidays I’ve had and the one that was cancelled makes me nostalgic and sad.  Anxiety from staying in….anxiety when you have to go out.