Lockdown portraits; I’m sad because I miss you, and I don’t know when I’ll see you again

20 May 2020

Lockdown portait forward

Lockdown portraits; I’m sad because I miss you, and I don’t know when I’ll see you again.

Lockdown portait head towel

In response to the practical realities of Lockdown level 4 in Aotearoa, I considered my closest relationships, those that, of necessity that I need to care for, and those that I most wish to care for. The people I see everyday, my children and those in my somewhat extensive ‘bubble’, and those I love, who would now become long distance relationships for an unknown period of time.

Lockdown portait through the eye of a needle

After skirting close to self portraits during my MFA I began a series of self portraits, drawing on images I have shared with my intimate connections, Lockdown portraits; I’m sad because I miss you, and I don’t know when I’ll see you again, a series of selfies stitched in to cloth.

Lockdown portait lover

This process brings images, as traces of relationships into the ‘real world’, making this long distance relationship feel more tangible.

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