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The Art of Covid

The images, stories and ART of a world-wide community experiencing a pandemic.

Thank You

Thank you for your support of The Art of COVID project, Inspired by the kindness and creativity of others, our goal for this project was to capture the images, stories and ART of our global community as a way to memorialize this extraordinary time in history. Through the sharing of your art and stories, you have helped to inspire and connect us all despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.

As 2020 draws to a close, we are winding down our solicitation of new art and stories. 2021 holds much promise for us and our attention will be focused on new projects. Rest assured that you will still be able to see all of the amazing submissions collected over the last several months here on our website.

If you have any last-minute stories to share, please submit them no later than Monday, December 14th.

Please stay connected to our work by following Casa de la Luz Foundation’s Facebook page @casadelaluzfoundation.

With warm wishes for a beautiful and healthy holiday season,

The Art of COVID Team

The Inspiration

We are inspired by the kindness and creativity that has led people to make masks for themselves, loved ones and strangers.

We want to capture images of masks, along with people wearing their masks, and the stories of how they came to be, as a way of memorializing this extraordinary time in our history.

We shared the idea of capturing the images and stories with our friends at the Virtual Funeral Collective - a group of specialists who work with dying, death, and grief on a daily basis.  With the help of Collective members Betsy Trapasso and Dr. Candi K. Cann we have launched this platform to collect images and stories.

Our inspiration was homemade masks, we are in awe of all works of art that have been created in response to COVID-19.

Your ART of Covid may be any of the following.

  • Craft (masks, quilts, collages, etc.)
  • Fine arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, photography)
  • Literature (Poems, essays)
  • Performing arts (music, theatre, film, dance)

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Share Your Art

Please share your images and stories with us. There is no right or wrong way – talk about what inspired you to make masks. If someone made your mask for you, talk about your connection to them and why they chose the fabric for you. Talk about how wearing the mask makes you feel and your general thoughts around COVID-19 and mortality. And ask your colleagues, friends and loved ones to add their photos and stories.

If you have an Instagram account, please follow us @theartofcovid. Share your images/story and tag @theartofcovid

If you’re on FaceBook, “like” our The Art of Covid page and post your stories/images using the @theartofcovid tag.

If you would like to share your story with us and our community, please fill in our form.

As a mother, I find it important to educate my children on the world we are living in during this pandemic. Making them aware of the importance of protecting themselves and others by wearing masks and social distancing. This is often very tough for them, they are still kids. So I try to find ways to make it a little less scary and more fun. If you're going to wear a mask, why not represent your house or dream of a galaxy far, far away!

-Jennifer Arvizu


About Casa de la Luz Foudation

Casa de la Luz Foundation is located in Tucson, AZ and supports end of life community education.  The hospice volunteers we work with began creating masks for hospice staff when they were unable to access their normal supplies of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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