Restricted - Joanne Braddy
Restricted is in response to physical distancing and self isolation imposed in recent times. Many of us are impacted by anxiety and isolation in our normal lives. Mental health issues can be exacerbated by changes in our “norm” and separation from friends, family and peers. Joanne expresses her personal response to these changes in her day and her practice and the closure of the professional arts industry.
“For the art world has stopped
So sudden, so quiet
All the galleries I went to, no people to be seen
Only artworks sitting in gallery windows
In empty streets waiting to be seen”