Alexandra Meraz – Untitled

Alexandra Meraz

(Student Submission)

Theme: Identity, Agency, and Optimism in a Pandemic

Artist Statement:

This submission is meant to represent Identity, agency, and optimism in a pandemic. This piece is about making the most of an unexpected situation and creating a safe and happy place in your home. This piece is inspired by my own desk where I like to place things that I love and bring joy to me. It is where I use my computer to connect with the world and friends. It is where I am making plans and goals for the future. It is a peaceful center where I can listen to music and drink tea when the world is too hectic and disheartening. My desk is also a bit messy more often than not, and I wanted to include a lot of references to our current situation.