Yunwei, Age 18

  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • 600(w) 790(h) 20(d) mm

This is an oil painting from a photograph that I took in my grandma's inpatient ward, when I visited her in hospital in May 2020. The withered flowers are a representation of my feelings during the pandemic, the explosion of COVID-19 and my experience of quarantine in a hotel room for 14 days alone. As well as representing my own mental health during this period of isolation, it also signifies my grandma's deteriorating physical condition.

Currently on free display at the RA