Art of Resilience
As a Filipino living in France, the pandemic was extremely difficult. Being far away from my daughters and being confined in my own home with limited materials, I felt compelled to create an art that captures the courage I needed to persevere without the support of my daughters, as well as the fear and uncertainty I experienced during the pandemic. The “Art of Resilience” project represents how I, as a Filipino artist living in France, found this courage.
During COVID-19, resilience is the capability of people to positively, creatively express themselves despite the negativity that results from being aware of what is happening during the pandemic. It embodies the crisis we face in different countries fighting to survive during the early impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic; my home country (Philippines) especially struggled as the nation’s healthcare faltered and faced another challenge-food shortage.