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Desperate Times

Nathan Margoni's avatar Nathan Margoni

I turned to drawing and painting still lives in 2020, playing out scenes of chaos and conflict as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded. Focusing on figurines and studio props instead of real people and places helped create some emotional distance from the subject matter. Lysol Man, Shelter in Place, and Hoarder were my first lighthearted responses in a series of drawings and paintings titled "Desparate Times". The progression of the series reflected the progression of actual events, becoming more elaborate, dramatic, and dark throughout 2020 and 2021.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: colored pencil on paper
  • Width: 72 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 30 inches