Shahad

Age 15 • Dublin

Blank Faced Brother

This is a portrait of my brother that I drew during lockdown. I used the book paper to symbolise all the bad news that was being bombarded at us during Covid-19. I decided not to draw a face to represent the sadness that we were feeling as well as our efforts to stay hopeful and block out the news. I chose for my brother to hold the book Trash to express how I was feeling. The book is also a symbol of distraction from the media and Covid-19.

'Blank Faced Brother' by Shahad (15) from Dublin

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