Inspired by our lacklustre approach to the Coronavirus epidemic this work is called Slipping through the net. The many viruses are portrayed as coloured balls clustered around the base of the basket ball net and are accompanied by the Coronavirus poking its tongue out at us. But we will get the better of it…..
Washington Newsday and our very own Liverpool Echo included articles about my sculpture which formed part of the Nature vs Humans exhibition at the Victoria Gallery in Liverpool in 2020. Coronavirus 2020 is my interpretation of this shocking epidemic and, in response to popular demand, was purchased by the museum for their Permanent Collection.
Given the difficulty of the current situation I have copied this information from the World Health Organisation Website
‘Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
- Strict isolation imposed to prevent spread of disease
- Detention or isolation enforced
- Place, especially a hospital, where people are detained
- Period of 40 days.