Blue Star Contemporary’s MOSAIC Student Artists add new artwork to online, Quarantine Diaries.
While BSC’s MOSAIC Studio has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MOSAIC Student Artists have remained busy working on artworks inspired by their time in isolation. Sharing their work and getting feedback in daily facilitated Zoom sessions, the Student Artists developed an online exhibition inspired by this historic, challenging time.
Featuring the latest Quarantine Diaries entries by Piper Bangs, Savannah Plaza-Flores, and Arianna Rosales.
This painting is a portrait of my sister dressed to go out and adjusting her mask, made by our mother. I wanted to document how masks, a simple piece of fabric, have become eerie staples in our everyday lives while signifying the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. –Piper Bangs
Savannah Plaza-Flores, Feathers flowing with pride, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20”
When I started working on this painting it was June, pride month. I was celebrating two years sense I came out to my family, which was something very hard for me to do. When I found the courage to tell my mother it had felt like this huge weight off my chest, I felt as light as a feather, I felt like I was finally myself. –Savannah Plaza-Flores
Savannah Plaza-Flores, Heart of Gold, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 9″ x 12″
Growing up my mother always told me, “You have such a big heart, Savannah Marie, a Heart of Gold.” Even with all the chaos going on around me, all the hurt, the slaps, the scratches and stabs to my heart, done by the world and the people in it, I still open my heart and have the Heart of Gold my mother once told me I had. –Savannah Plaza-Flores
Arianna Rosales, Loss of Innocence, 2020. Prismacolor on paper, 9″ x 12″
This piece is a reflection of time, before and during quarantine. The simplicity of a Valentine’s bear now as a disturbance. –Arianna Rosales