My Pandemic Year: How artists get inspired, create, work and cope with life at home.

April 22, 2021

My Pandemic Year: How artists get inspired, create, work and cope with life at home.

The pandemic changed the way we work, travel, relate to people, go out, live. How did it affect artists' work? We asked artists in different parts of the world how the pandemic year influenced their work routines, productivity and creative flow.  

Maryam Lamei Harvani lives and works in in Istanbul, Turkey.

  1. How the pandemic affected your work and your working routine?

Although this period is one of the most difficult periods of my life, I try to use a new perspective that the pandemic has imposed on our attitude as human beings, in order to create works with new concepts and to do my part to beautify the world.

Under the shelter of generosity. Limite edition print.

  1. Did you learn something with this experience that changed the way you think about work?

For years, I spent most of my day painting behind my desk, at home.

As the pandemic started, I realized that my life had not changed, and I realized that I needed to spend more time outside, to see the beauties of the world.

  1. What inspires you during these times?

In every period of life the external conditions that govern the life of an artist affect  their soul and are reflected in his or her works. Helplessness and loneliness, despite the existence of technology, and also the experience of stress and anxiety in the living space has affected me and my work.

Autumn Flower. Limited edition print.

  1. What’s the biggest challenge?

Create a new design to add beauty to reality

  1. What do you miss the most?

Mental security

If you have to make a drawing about the pandemic experience from your personal perspective, what would that be?

This artwork is called "Captivity"


Karina Miller

To read Maryam's interview click here

To see Maryam's beautiful prints click here




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