This original painting by Tamara Arcilla is a 5in x 7in horizontal gouache painting, ships in 11in x 14in black frame with tempered glass
Cluster of Care
So many healthcare workers have stepped up to this enormous task of battling this Coronavirus. They have selflessly put themselves and even their families in harms way for the sake of the greater good. People have checked in on neighbors they never met before. Families have fostered animals from shelters. Companies have taken extra care in how they interface with their customers and in what ways they could pivot to their changing needs.
Each cluster of florals in the series is named after a different attribute or virtue of humanity that I saw demonstrated in new or interesting ways over the past weeks. I hope these flowers communicate a sense of belonging, of reassurance and hope that beauty is and will continue to rise. I hope we all look back at this deeply awkward time and see that we took more good than bad from the experience. I say this, not to diminish anyone’s pain or loss, because that is also a valid response to these times, but to bring light into a dark and trying time for many. Read more on the blog.