Outside Looking In

Lucy, Age 17

  • Painting
  • Acrylic paint on paper
  • A4 portrait

I wanted this piece to reflect the social isolation of lockdown. The viewer is looking through the window at a woman sat watching tv, the blue light illuminating the practically empty room. The large bay windows take up most of the composition to emphasise the physical and emotional separation between us and the woman. The subject seems passive and distant, the screen in front of her the only thing connecting her to the outside world, a feeling felt by many throughout the pandemic.

Currently on free display at the RA