These are challenging times and the new normal of coronavirus-motivated self-isolation, social distancing and self-quarantining can be disconcerting. Art, however, always rises to the occasion in difficult times, whether with humor, inspiration, encouragement, anger or sobering commentary. Each week for the next few weeks, as artists and designers all over the world learn and work from home, we will be presenting selections of work created by SVA community members. See below for today's roundup.
“COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, so neither should we”: The latest guerrilla campaign by Pride Train, an initiative started a few years back by SVA community members, features MTA posters that urge New York City commuters to curb anti-Asian hate.
BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects student Lanbing Lyu's animation feature the latest hot-ticket grocery store gets like toilet paper and disinfecting wipes that spell out a message to encourage social distancing.
Artist, sculptor, animator and director Jim McKenzie (BFA 2011 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) encourages everyone to “stay safe, stay positive and stay creative,” and even shared a tutorial on how to get crafty with “household junk” (no art supplies needed!). (Watch our SVA Creators video about Jim here.)