ARTIST: NATALIE VAN DER MERWE
COUNTRY: NAMIBIA
MATERIALS USED: PEN, WATERCOLOURS on A2 PAPER

Covid19 has caused large amounts of chaos throughout the world. The chaos may be physical, emotional, or mental, as the virus has led to fear or panic within many hearts. The uncertainty of what the future holds seems overwhelming and it is important to take control of what one can. Personally, as an artist, the chaos and uncertainty has helped me to find who I am. Even in the midst of a storm, despite all other circumstances, I found my core identity as an artist. It is the one aspect of my character that can not be taken away from me, despite all other chaos that is caused. Many people have lost their jobs, have altered study plans, or may even have lost friends or family members due to Covid19. However, it is important to remember what one still has left and can rely on. Even though everyone is lost in this chaos, it is vital to hold onto oneself.