Zachariah, Age 11

  • Model
  • Clay
  • 340(w) 180(h) 140(d) mm

Every time I walk past my local supermarket, I see people obeying the government guidelines and queuing with two-metre gaps. They are also often on their phones; I notice people on their phones more, I think because I don't have one.

I see that sometimes people wear masks not just because of the coronavirus but on social media to get 'friends' and be liked. They put on a mask to cover who they really are, they put on a smile when they're not happy. So my artwork is about how we obey these things good and bad and how sometimes we need to look up, switch off, and make our own decisions (we still need to wear masks and keep our two-metre distance though).