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I completed this artwork for an "COVID-19 entry" assignment in Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust's English 400 class. I completed this piece on April 28th, 2020 in my apartment at Longwood University. In light of helping others, I'd like to thank my dear friend Sarah Irby for giving me a helping hand during the completion of this project. I'd also like to thank Dr. Lettner-Rust for being an excellent professor and skillfully designing this class so that it is meaningful and relevant to her students and community. Description of Art: This artwork titled "Times Have Changed" is a snapshot in time of our current world. The newspaper articles and headlines give the viewer insight into the profound global impact of the Coronavirus. The closer you look at the articles the more you are able to see the devastating and shocking effects of this pandemic. The Statue of Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom and has served to welcome immigrants to the United States of America since 1875. As of recently, many of our freedoms have been taken away in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This change is unfamiliar to all, especially for those who live in the land of the free. The long term effects of this virus are unknown. Perhaps, times have changed, for good. Some parting words from the artist: Do your part and understand the rest is out of your control. For the opposite of fear is love.
Physical artwork is available to view in the Longwood Archives.
McLaughlin, Alexis, "Times Have Changed" (2020). Longwood: Life during COVID-19. 4.