Since we can’t hang out with our Harwood Studio Artists in person right now, we asked them to share a little bit about their art practice and how things have changed for them since the stay-at-home order went into effect. Here is our interview with Zahra Marwan. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
How is your life, your practice, and your art the same or different now than it was at the beginning of the year?
ZM: So different! I’ve slowed down drastically. Although my apartment is cozy and orderly and I have quiet space to work, it’s hard to sit down and focus. With three exhibits I was participating in this Spring being postponed, it’s also hard to keep motivated on a large project.
How has Covid-19 challenged or changed your art practice?
ZM: Sitting down to create puts my mind in a right place. I have a small table to work in my living room which wobbles. The biggest challenge is creating several illustrations in larger themes, or sketching out and working on another picture book story with hopes of sharing with publishers in a less uncertain future.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
ZM: The smallest things which make me happy right now. Daily routines, the snow, memories.